Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has shut a restaurant in Ohio following reports of customers falling sick after eating there, the burrito chain said on July 30.
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At least two customers wrote on food safety website iwaspoisoned.com that they suffered nausea and diarrhea after eating at the Powell, Ohio restaurant, but added that they had not visited a doctor.
“We acted quickly and closed this single restaurant out of an abundance of caution and we are working with the local health officials to reopen this restaurant as soon as possible,” a Chipotle spokeswoman said via email.
Addressing food safety concerns is among the top priorities for Chipotle Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol, who took the helm in March.
A series of high-profile food safety lapses in 2015 has bruised Chipotle’s reputation and stock price.
Last July, Chipotle retrained kitchen crews on food safety after identifying a sick employee as the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that forced it to briefly close a restaurant in Virginia.
Chipotle’s stock fell 3.3 percent in after-hours trading on July 30 after Business Insider first reported the news.