Chipotle E. Coli Victim Goes Back for More

She requested dozens of free burritos as part of her settlement
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2016 4:20 PM CDT
Chipotle E. Coli Victim Asks for Free Burritos
   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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 cases, I’ve never had a client ask for coupons for the restaurant they had gotten sick at,” the woman's lawyer, Bill Marler, tells the Denver Post. He says his client maintained her love of Chipotle through her entire ordeal and requested free food as part of the settlement. She ended up with "a couple dozen" coupons for free burritos, Marler says. He says of the 96 Chipotle victims he's represented, many have already gone back to eat at the restaurant. (Read more Chipotle stories.)

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