Unfortunately for all lovers of Chipotle, they will have to go without the popular franchise on February 8, 2016 as all of the chains will be closed that day. The move comes after quite a few of their locations were forced to shut down permanently when an E.coli outbreak in 2015 and a norovirus outbreak infected 141 people in Boston, MA, which was one of the worst in history.
All of this of course was a public relations nightmare and CEO Steve Ellis took full responsibility in a open letter and ensured customers that this will never happen again. The nation wide close on the 8th of next month will be for a company-wide meeting where food safety will be the main topic of discussion. To make it all up to customers, Chipotle will be doubling up on the amount of free food given upon their return.
I’m hopeful that the CDC will call this over soon. We know that Chipotle is as safe as it’s ever been before. We are all very confident that this E. coli outbreak would not happen again.
There goes Lunch on February 8th. Or Breakfast, lunch and dinner in some cases.