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Chipotle E. Coli Victim Goes Back for More

She requested dozens of free burritos as part of her settlement

(Newser) - Chipotle customers are a surprisingly loyal bunch. NBC News reports a 19-year-old woman who racked up approximately $40,000 in medical bills after contracting E. coli from eating at the restaurant chain settled for an undisclosed sum—and dozens of free burritos. "In 25 years of doing food-borne illness... More »

Lawsuit: Chipotle Forces Employees to Work Without Pay

Nearly 10K current and former workers join class-action lawsuit

(Newser) - Chipotle continues to find a cockroach in its chicken burrito, metaphorically speaking. It lost its spot as America's top Mexican restaurant, illegally fired an employee over critical tweets , and saw one of its executives busted for allegedly buying cocaine . Not to mention various outbreaks of E. coli and... More »

The Bad PR Keeps on Coming for Chipotle

Executive busted for allegedly buying cocaine

(Newser) - Chipotle just cannot catch a break when it comes to publicity. In the latest bad PR for the company, which has been struggling since a series of foodborne illness outbreaks, the chain's top marketing executive was allegedly caught during the busting of a cocaine drug ring in Manhattan, the... More »

Top 10 Fast-Food Chains for Customer Satisfaction

Chick-fil-A is tops, McDonald's at the bottom

(Newser) - The bad news keeps on coming for Chipotle . The restaurant saw the biggest drop in this year's American Customer Satisfaction Index for fast-food restaurants, reports Consumerist . It was No. 2 last year and No. 9 this year—but at least it's ahead of McDonald's, which finished dead... More »

Chipotle Just Got Dethroned as the No. 1 Mexican Chain

Moe's Southwest Grill is now king of the casual, fast burrito

(Newser) - A faltering Chipotle has stumbled yet again, this time losing its place as the No. 1 casual, fast Mexican restaurant to a chain that has about a third the number of eateries as Chipotle, USA Today reports. With more than 650 restaurants to Chipotle's 1,900-plus, Moe's Southwest... More »

A Hurting Chipotle Is Getting Into the Burger Business

The Mexican chain has trademarked 'Better Burger'

(Newser) - What do you do when your burrito chain has been responsible for multiple outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus that sickened dozens of customers over the past six months? If you're Chipotle , you get into the burger business. Chipotle filed a trademark application for the name "Better Burger"... More »

Chipotle Illegally Fired Worker Over Critical Tweets

Former employee just wants food vouchers

(Newser) - An administrative judge has ordered Chipotle to rehire a Philadelphia-area employee who was fired after criticizing the company on Twitter. The judge on Monday found that Chipotle's social media policy violated the National Labor Relations Act, reports Philly.com via the AP . Chipotle was ordered to pay back wages... More »

Chipotle Addresses Sick Workers, Gives Out Burritos

Seriously, everyone, stay home if you're vomiting

(Newser) - Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its US locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. The presentation for workers, which comes after Chipotle has been slammed by a series of food scares,... More »

CDC: Chipotle's E. Coli Outbreak Apparently Over

Last illness linked to outbreak started on Dec. 1

(Newser) - The federal agency that monitors public health says the outbreak of E. coli illness linked to Chipotle restaurants that sickened 60 people appears to be over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the most recent illness reported to the agency started on Dec. 1. Although the CDC... More »

Chipotle Employees Will Now Get Paid Sick Leave

Even clouds made of E. coli and salmonella have silver linings

(Newser) - It looks like one good thing might come out of the various Chipotle outbreaks that sickened dozens of people across nine states at the tail end of 2015. Consumerist reports the restaurant chain will announce paid sick leave for employees during a company-wide meeting in February. The idea is that... More »

Chipotle to Close All Stores for a Day

Company will hold all-staff food safety meeting Feb. 8

(Newser) - Your Chipotle craving—if you still get those—may have to go unsatisfied on Feb. 8: The chain is closing all of its nearly 1,900 restaurants across the country for a few hours to hold an all-staff food safety meeting. A company rep tells the Chicago Tribune that the... More »

Feds Subpoena Chipotle in Norovirus Outbreak

Looks like that food poisoning in California is leading to all sorts of problems

(Newser) - Sickened customers and employees, bad publicity, and tumbling stock prices were apparently just the beginning of Chipotle's woes. Now the restaurant chain has been slapped with a federal subpoena as part of a criminal investigation into a food poisoning outbreak in August, the AP reports. The subpoena received in... More »

How Chipotle Is Changing After Outbreak

It's tweaking how it prepares veggies, meat

(Newser) - After an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 50 people, Chipotle is tweaking its cooking methods. Onions will be dipped in boiling water to kill germs before they're chopped. Raw chicken will be marinated in resealable plastic bags, rather than in bowls. Cilantro will be added to freshly... More »

More E. Coli Cases Linked to Chipotle

Restaurant says cases are tied to earlier outbreak

(Newser) - The CDC said Monday it's investigating a more recent batch of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle, and that it doesn't know yet if they're linked to a larger outbreak that began in October. So far, the agency said five people have been reported sick in the... More »

80 Boston Students Sick After Eating at Chipotle

But this time, it doesn't appear to be E. coli

(Newser) - Chipotle's health headaches are growing: About 80 students from Boston College who ate at a local restaurant over the weekend have gotten sick, reports the AP . That total, which includes members of the men's basketball team, more than doubled from Monday's estimate. However, unlike an E. coli... More »

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Gets Worse

Now people in 6 states have been affected

(Newser) - An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states. New cases have been reported in California, New York, and Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The first cases... More »

Chipotle Closes Restaurants After E. Coli Outbreak

At least 22 people have been sickened in Oregon and Washington

(Newser) - Chipotle has closed more than 40 restaurants in Washington and Oregon after at least 22 people became sick from E. coli after eating there, the AP reports. The Oregon Health Authority announced Saturday that three people got sick in the Portland area and at least 19 people were sickened in... More »

Chipotle Hiring Blitz: 4K Workers, One Day

Chain hopes to recruit thousands during 'National Career Day' on Sept. 9

(Newser) - In the restaurant industry's continued "war on talent," Chipotle is fighting back against a tight labor market with a single-day blitz next month in which it hopes to hire 4,000 workers in one fell swoop, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Sept. 9 "National Career... More »

How to Nearly Double Your Chipotle Burrito for Free

A nation's college students rejoice

(Newser) - Are you cheap and gluttonous? Do you also love Chipotle? (Just kidding; if you're cheap and gluttonous, you obviously love Chipotle.) Then you'll want to read this method for nearly doubling the size of your burrito from the Mexican restaurant chain at no extra cost. The burrito... More »

Chipotle's Tricky Quest: a Tortilla From 4 Ingredients

Making one with whole-wheat flour, water, oil, and salt, isn't easy

(Newser) - Two months after cutting GMO ingredients from its menu, Chipotle has moved on to making "artisanal tortillas on an industrial scale," says founder Steve Ells. The chain has teamed up with the Bread Lab at Washington State University—who says research isn't appetizing?—in the pursuit of... More »

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