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Chipotle stock tanks following report of customers getting ill in Ohio

By Business Insider

Chipotle's stock price fell as much as 8% on Tuesday. Business Insider reported late-Monday that more than 170 people said they fell ill after eating at a restaurant in OhioRead full story

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  • After jumping 60+% this year, Chipotle’s stock was bound to correct. Whether this food-safety episode signals a return to the company’s stumbles of a few years ago depends upon how new CEO Brian Niccols and his team—as well as government regulators (and the shorts who egg them on)—respond. Trust is a delicate thing, and the company cannot withstand another round of doubt, disappointment and frustration.

    My colleague @austincarr wrote a terrific in-depth expose about Chipotle’s troubles under the

    After jumping 60+% this year, Chipotle’s stock was bound to correct. Whether this food-safety episode signals a return to the company’s stumbles of a few years ago depends upon how new CEO Brian Niccols and his team—as well as government regulators (and the shorts who egg them on)—respond. Trust is a delicate thing, and the company cannot withstand another round of doubt, disappointment and frustration.

    My colleague @austincarr wrote a terrific in-depth expose about Chipotle’s troubles under the previous administration. The new CEO & his crew would be wise to revisit the article, as would any business facing a crisis; its lessons are as telling as ever. www.fastcompany.com/3064068/chipotle-eats-itself

  • Food safety woes continue for Chipotle. Big question is why—what is it about menu, supply chain, employee training that makes them vulnerable. My guess is both centralized and full of raw/fresh ingredients.

  • Max Lockie
    Max LockiePlatform Editor at Quartz

    This is such a sensitive issue for Chipotle because of their awful track record on food safety. Now if a single store has a problem, the entire company loses 8% of market cap in a day. And on #NationalAvocadoDay? Unacceptable.

  • Chipotle just cannot get it right on such a fundamental topic.

  • Dir  Kirsche
    Dir Kirsche Principal at Skyline

    OMG! Every one is asking why! Stand in line for 30 minutes and observe. It isnt the food. It isn’t the employees. It isn’t the customers. It is by design. Be hind the sneeze guard is the warming tray. There are 3 rows of food. To pull an almost empty tub from the back row and replace it with a full tub so that the plate prepers can keep the line moving, dirty heating water drips on the food.

    I love the food, but the few times I have gone in there, I have witnessed this every time. I pay close attention

    OMG! Every one is asking why! Stand in line for 30 minutes and observe. It isnt the food. It isn’t the employees. It isn’t the customers. It is by design. Be hind the sneeze guard is the warming tray. There are 3 rows of food. To pull an almost empty tub from the back row and replace it with a full tub so that the plate prepers can keep the line moving, dirty heating water drips on the food.

    I love the food, but the few times I have gone in there, I have witnessed this every time. I pay close attention to other patrons and have determined that although they see it, they don’t care along with the staff.

  • Interesting to contrast this with yesterday’s NYT article about Chipotle trying to become a lifestyle brand. I’ve picked and posted that article on my feed.

  • People, stop eating Chipotle.

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    On the other hand, would you rather have subway style chemicals keeping ingredients “fresh”. Tough issue

  • Caressa Spann
    Caressa Spann

    Is it really that hard to be clean in a kitchen setting?! I mean come it’s common sense.

  • Lindsey  Avena
    Lindsey Avena

    I know so many people say they’ll eat there regardless, but I don’t think it’s possible to compensate for the amount of business they’ve lost from these outbreaks. They’ve already started closing down many stores, up to 65, and I have a feeling it’ll continue. I don’t see nearly as many reports about bad food from Moes or Qdoba, so my guess is people who go to Chipotle regularly will soon switch. Sad.

  • David Wallentine
    David Wallentine

    Personally I've never liked Chipotle. I like a hot meal... Not a cold burrito with a little warmed over meat buried deep inside. I don't know how Chipotle survived this long.

  • Relatively short article concerning the big impact of fresh produce in a single restaurant. Things need to change but this is not just on Chipotle ! How many other arenas suffered from this same source? A multitude of other retailers had to of also served whatever was tainted. They may be narrow or wide or, far from likely, something in this kitchen contaminated their offering. Not a fan of the restaurant but a fan of rational and relative thinking.

  • Michael Wofford
    Michael WoffordRN

    Honest to God. If you eat at Chipotles and get sick. There should be no more sympathy.

  • EB Pilgrim
    EB Pilgrim

    In the news, again. For food poisoning. Again.

  • billy jones
    billy jones

    20 years ago a friend of mine wanted to open a fresh food fast food restaurant. I said no as fresh would go bad too quickly. Good luck chipotle.

  • Adrian mccoy
    Adrian mccoyceo

    I love chipotle

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