Chipotle restaurants

More than 2,000 Chipotle restaurants around the country closed their doors on Monday. The restaurant management held "food safety" meetings with employees in the aftermath of salmonella and e-coli outbreaks that ran customers away.

More than 500 customers have taken ill since July, and the company's stock plummeted to record lows after a series of E. coli and salmonella outbreaks plagued Chipotle.

“People will come back,” said Steve Ells, Chipotle's founder and co-chief executive. Ells spoke to the company's 50,000 employees from Chipotle’s Denver headquarters via closed circuit video.

Chipotle and investigators traced the outbreaks to sickened Chipotle restaurants staff who neglected to wash their hands before preparing food.

In the meeting Ells promised to fund a $10 million program to put stricter food safety systems in place.

“That means even the ingredients they sell to other companies will be safe — and that’s good for everybody, not just Chipotle,” Mr. Ells said.

But some critics don't believe Chipotle is doing enough.

“It’s going to take significant meaningful action that goes beyond telling employees to be more careful and, unfortunately, some time before consumers start to believe it,” said Allen Adamson, a marketing consultant.

  • lala

    Eww u think of the nasty things people do with their hands and suddenly u don't want to eat anymore. Add sick people to the mix and you might not want to eat ever again.

  • hotntot95

    I have just about stopped going out to these little fast food joints...but Chipotle's is so good to me, I don't think employees not washing their hands can be the cause for this many stores to close, they might wanna look into where they're buying their food products..sounds like tainted meat and veggies to me.

  • Fendi

    The headline is hilarious! They really need to teach their staff to wash their hands WITH SOAP and warm water, thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds. Get under those nails, too.

    That reminds me of a time I went to dinner at the now defunct Dolce restaurant. There was one sink in the ladies' room. A nasty ass waitress exited a stall while I was washing my hands. She had the audacity to, rather than wait for me to finish, place her hands under the water, as if one sink is for two people. I snatched my hands back so quick and went OFF on that filthy bxtch.

    White ones...

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    I love Chipotle. We didn't have the problem with the restaurants up here. I read they thought the contamination happened somewhere in the processing/manufacturing of the salsa. . . . But I did notice on a recent trip to the US, that staff (food prep AND cashiers) were checking personal cell phones behind the counter, something I've never seen while waiting in line here.

    Chances are, these fools are bringing in their cell phones into the bathrooms with them. Putting them down, washing their hands and then picking them back up and walking back to their stations.

    They need to fire these kids and go back and hire all those illegal adults they had working there. They knew how to handle their business.

  • Fendi

    Hepatitis C stems from employees not washing their hands correctly. If they have fecal matter on their hands, they can infect customers and other employees.

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    Off Topic: Sandra do a medical minute on these booty shots/fat transfers/implants these women keep getting ...The un photo-shopped pics of Amber Rose and Black Chyna in Trinidad going around got black women looking crazy during Black History month.??? What are the long term effects??

  • iWasteTime

    God is Good!
    The one time I was going to eat there, Time Jr wanted Pizza instead, 2 weeks later, all hail broke lose

  • Fendi

    The worst is HIV+ people suing restaurants because they want food service jobs. Absolutely not.

  • Finding Forever…

    “People will come back,” said Steve Ells, Chipotle’s founder and co-chief executive.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    NOT GIVING PEOPLE THE BUBBLE GUTS, SHIT$, MISSING WORK & HOSPITAL BILLS BEHIND A MUTHFUC&IN' BURRITO...NO SIR, YOU WILL NOT MAKE THIS CLAIM AS A FACT-- "WE HOPE PEOLPE WILL BE BACK", SOUNDS MORE LIKE IT...LOL

  • puppylove

    I have had Chipotle ONCE blandest "Mexican" food eva. Wish we had a Moes in Cali ???????????

  • LeBrick James

    Note to self...
    Never ever ever EVER eat at Chipotle.
    Ever.

  • puppylove

    No, they still going. Chipotle giving away free burritos.

  • puppylove

    How would an employer know? Are you required to disclose that information?

  • stanley

    They not going wash their hands lol... They need to separate the duties.. People that handle raw meat, shouldn't be allowed to handle the finished product.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Their nasty behinds was giving out free burritos yesterday. Yuck.

  • iWasteTime

    the chit! BOGO Tuesdays!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Where are the pics?

  • puppylove

    They typically don't. They have a cook and a prep team. The cook is just cooking, the prep team is assembling your meal. There are too many location with the same issue for it to be occurring at the restaurant level. Must be something with how the produce is handled befor it gets to them.

  • Mel

    You should see the line for the one here in NY them mofos don't give ah dam bout no outbreak. Me on the other hand I won't even walk on the same side of the street as chipotle anymore ?

  • Fendi

    Some people's insurance requires testing. I think he was on his probationary period. He had a blood test and it was revealed he was HIV+. Of course, his employer informed him that they couldn't allow him to handle food. That's a liability to their business.

    I have never worked in food service, but I hope that people with communicable diseases can't work in food service. Who wants someone with cold sores touching their food? Kaposi's sarcoma lesions? Nope.

  • puppylove

    "WELCOME TO MOE'S " ??????? Why you gotta rub it in.

  • stanley

    that's crazy. I signed up to get the free Burrito lol. I might decline it still they get it all worked out.

  • puppylove

    Alright. Gonna miss a week of work for a free burrito.

  • stanley

    lmao

  • hotntot95

    I'm sayin tho...2000 stores? And that's linked to 500 people infected...so I'm thinking on a bigger scale the stats on fast-food employees not washing their hands must be staggering not just isolated to chipotle restaurants...

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    DAily mail and T m z you can see Amber's injection scars and all...they did them too dirty.

  • Mel

    I love Chyna but she can't fool me her ass was fine before idk what possessed her do this to herself

  • Finding Forever…

    ANYTHING FREE & THEY WILL COME OUT IN DROVES, HUH LOL...Giving out FREE cases of Charmin, Scott, Lysol & Wipes, too wit that burrito & rice bowl, LOL...

  • hotntot95

    I wonder if its possible to undo it like K Michelle supposedly did?

  • puppylove

    If it's a fat transfer, yes. If its a back alley fix-a-flat job, no. They should just be greatful they are still alive.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Man chipotle would go Kabloop when they decide to finally put one on my side FML.
    !!!! Now they got all this shyt going on ugh ! ?

  • Fendi

    They're definitely mishandling food. I can't remember if there were any deaths, but people were seriously ill. Ecoli and salmonella can kill. Folks need to learn that you don't work with raw meat in the same area as produce. Based on my experience eating at Chipotle, their employees aren't very bright. I stopped eating there about a year ago. They're just sloppy. If I want sloppy, I'll go to Taco Bell.

  • puppylove

    Shyt lmao

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Man .... Why nah yo ! ? Gotta get Chipotle when da kid at work ?now all this shyt nah ???

  • Too Many Colors

    What @Puppylove just said. It's the products. Not people. Supply level. Too many incidents that are not connected location wise. My mother called this when it first started happening. She was in foodservice for 25 years.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    OT for music (true lovers) Rhi shyt ... Same ole mistakes is truly revealing .... For the Simps that say her shyt is different... Maybe it's what she likes..... ???God I love music......

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Come through mamma ??? < I see where you get it from ...????

  • Too Many Colors

    Lol. She actually has diploma in rest. and hospitality mgmt. Used to have to get recertification annually in food prep and handling. When this mess hit she was like don't yall eat there no MORE??

  • hotntot95

    Dang..that's scary..I'm already antisocial, it won't take much for me to just not leave home.

  • Rayne

    eff alla dat...you mean to tell me..the thought of you not washing your hands before and after eating repulses some ppl. Well...ill be damned. Me and my crock pot is doing just fine after all.

  • puppylove

    That's what I'm saying. Jose in store#5620 not washing his hans has nothing to do with a customer getting sick at store #2983. But if Miguel at the processing facility that ships produce to both stores doesn't wash his then you have an outbreak.

  • Fendi

    Same. I am concerned when it comes to chicken because some restaurants cook Foster Farms chickens. Those are some of the filthiest chickens anyone can buy.

    And after seeing how much waste Tyson dumps into the ocean, I won't be purchasing their products again (not that I do so now). I'm a Smart Chicken fan.

  • hotntot95

    I'm glad I'm regular shmegular..?

  • Mel

    Hmm kmichelle look the same she is so short it looks weird plus she got them legs that look like the letter K chile I can't

  • hotntot95

    Wut that mean,?? She knockneed???= this my snort while laughing emoji

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Higher puts me in a mood. I listened to it like 10 times in a row... *hangs head*

  • Mel

    Yes West Indians call it K Foot ??????

  • hotntot95

    I can't read no more, my head hurts now..my mom Jus told me to stop using alluminum foil...why do they make this ish???

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Everybody's taste is different but last time I went to Moes I wondered why tf I was there.

  • hotntot95

    Ok bye...I can't?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I was presently surprised with this album. To me it's really good.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :newpost:

    Hillary/SR don't know how to follow directions LOL

  • 1/8

    Too bad. I used to love Chipotle's chicken, rice, and black beans burritos!

  • Sucker Free

    Isnt that ADA discrimination though

  • Auditor

    Um NO...EVERY damn Chipotle I've ever been to does not cook their meat all the way...this is in multiple cities!

  • Sucker Free

    Yea the intro to her show she looks a knocck kneed mess...she need to wear mid length skirts at all times keep them outta sight

  • Auditor

    I liked a few songs...but most of them were not for me.

  • hotntot95

    Too funny..I never really noticed..

  • Auditor

    Dead

  • Auditor

    Gotta dress it up with salsa...otherwise it's bland as hell...

  • Auditor

    Po chile

  • Fendi

    You'll need to ask the ADA and/or a lawyer. Ok' boy lost his case.

  • Afiya

    Wash your hands, wear a head net & gloves...is that hard?

  • cpatterson_22

    Thats the risk you take when you serve real food

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I think this may be her best !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Still trying to get into higher sounds horrible to me lol.... But that one is the only song I haven't got into just yet the rest ... Chile the lyrics ! .... Even work !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Diploma my azzz try .. Diploma in people ! yasss

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Listen to her lyrics hun .. take care ?

  • Auditor

    Yea I listen to the beat first...if I can't get past the beat I can't listen to your lyrics.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Take care hun ?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    The lyrics of higher are my touch point. I know that feeling.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I was actually beyond impressed with all songs ! I did hear the lyrics in higher (deep) her voice irritates me on that though... And I know she going for the drunk message but... It gotta grow on me.... The lyrics in all her songs on that album (just wow) even threw me for a loop to be honest... Very good album ! (Not for everybody though) a lot want get it

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Yeah it's not for everyone but a pretty decent effort. I give her credit for that.

  • Michelle

    I never stopped going. Ecoli and all. My local Chipotle clean asf we ain't have those issues. I smashed it twice a week and still will lol

  • ~~eb

    WELCOME TO MOE'S! I miss them from when I lived in FL.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That's my ish

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I love Chipotle but have stopped going after being told I better not by loved ones once I posted I was going to get me some one day. I'll eat Moe's when I make it to Raleigh.

  • CaniLive?

    This is EXACTLY what I think was happening, I had a burrito bowl once and found that several pieces of grilled chicken was raw?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I SAID IT HAD TO BE INTERNAL...LET SICK FOLKS STAY HOME SANS FOOLERY. BUT THEN EVERYONE WOULD BE SICK SO...?

  • Auditor

    Yup

  • BLACK LOVE

    Glad I never ate from these places that have the food laying around lmfao..dummies

  • ArDnAhC45

    I use soap and water too. I don't like using hand sanitizers that much. The alcohol dries out your skin but I still carry it. I feel that my hands are not as clean when u use those sanitizers.

  • Canary Red™

    Yep they sure are, 888222 text...my co worker tried to encourage the office to text...you know some of them did proudly like this "outbreak' aint on the news??? I said,NO MY BROTHA!

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Chipotle gives me tummy issuses...stopped eating there a while ago

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    There ain't nothing sexy about this. That just looks plain flat out nasty. Now from the waist on up she's sexy AF, but the hips down to the thighs? No ma'am.

  • Spazzy Jeff

    I got a "rain check" for free food tho ?
    That's all they really wanted to do; give some some ecoli away

  • Monday

    Folks still eat McDonald... They will eat Chipotle again.

  • Gina

    I've seen grown man blow their noses without using tissue, they hold on nostril and blow on the streets than wipe the excess on their sleeves. You never know who's preparing the food in restaurants its best to cook at home, healthier and less expensive

  • Alicia.Ashe

    The last two time I had Chipotle the rice was under cooked and the chicken was dry. Haven't been back since then.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    The last two time I had Chipotle the rice was under cooked and the chicken was dry. Haven't been back since then.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    The last two time I had Chipotle the rice was under cooked and the chicken was dry. Haven't been back since then.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I'll check it out, I liked the song you posted.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I'll check it out, I liked the song you posted.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I'll check it out, I liked the song you posted.

  • Fendi

    Agreed! There will never be a substitute for the real thing(s), aka soap and water.