Just as customers were getting past its reputation for unsafe fare, Chipotle has had another incident involving an outbreak of food related illnesses. This week, a franchise in Virginia has closed its doors after 13 customers reported symptoms consistent with norovirus.
The Mexican food chain has been trying to rebound since the 2015 calamity in which more than 300 customers throughout the country suffered from foodborne illnesses. The restaurant insists that the recent outbreak in is an isolated incident.
According to Fortune Magazine, Jim Marsden, Chipotle’s executive director of food safety had this to say: “We are aware of a small number of reported illnesses isolated to a single restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, on Tripleseven Road, and have notified local health department officials. We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”
Today on “Pat & Stu,” the guys didn’t think this latest incident would spell the end of the popular restaurant chain. “I guess it depends on how bad this turns out to be,” said Pat.
“People love Chipotle,” said Stu. “The one issue I have with it is not the viruses. It’s the lack of queso.”