On February 8th, all Chipotle stores will be closing their stores nation-wide for a very important reason. It seems that the big-wigs over at Chipotle are seriously concerned over the recent illnesses that have been associated with their products.
A company-wide meeting is scheduled to take place for a couple hours on the 8th, and while many hungry people will be angry, it is for their own good. The meeting will cover topics like food safety, as well as address any questions that employees may have about operations and procedures.
Chipotle spokesperson, Chris Arnold emailed this statement to Mashable:
‘We are hosting a national team meeting to thank our employees for their hard work through this difficult time, discuss some of the food safety changes we are implementing, and answer questions from employees.’
This concern comes after outbreaks of E. Coli that forced the company to close the doors of dozens of locations. Two separate locations are responsible for giving customers the potentially fatal virus. According to Mashable:
‘The widely publicized health problems have hammered the company’s sales. Chipotle’s fourth-quarter revenue in 2015 was down 30% compared to the same period a year earlier — particularly bad for a company that had been growing rapidly.’
Chipotle CEO Steve Ells has been on a clean-up campaign ever since the health scares. I, for one, am thankful that the CEO is putting his weight behind this highly publicized issues rather than trying to sweep it under the rug.
Don’t worry, your burritos aren’t going anywhere.
Featured image via TES