Chipotle closed through lunch hours for food safety meetings

- Chipotle stores across the country will be closed Monday, Feb. 8 until 3 p.m. to allow all workers to attend food safety meetings. Chipotle expects about 50,000 employees to go to more than 400 locations to hear live remarks by company executives.

Chipotle sales have plunged 36 percent after E. coli and salmonella outbreaks at its restaurants.

Chipotle statement

We’re having a national employee meeting today, February 8th, to thank everybody for their hard work through this difficult time, discuss recent food safety changes we’ve already deployed, and talk about additional steps we’re taking for the future. Learn more here: www.chipotle.com/foodsafety.

All US restaurants will be closed for lunch today and will re-open at 3pm in each time zone.

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