Chipotle is in the middle of a PR nightmare after an E. coli outbreak made dozens of people sick across the country.
In an attempt to make things right and regain public trust, the chain will be closing ALL locations for a company-wide meeting on how to prevent further issues with food safety.
During an investor conference in Florida on Wednesday, Chipotle CEO Steve Ells reported that execs met with officials from the Center for Disease Control last week to discuss the widespread food borne illness, which caused 43 stores to close in November and has infected at least 53 people in nine states thus far.
“I’m hopeful that the CDC will call this over soon,” Ells said. “We know that Chipotle is as safe as it’s ever been before. We are all very confident that this E. coli outbreak would not happen again.”
Chipotle has already implemented new food safety measures, though they still have yet to find the initial cause of the E. coli outbreak.
The day of closure will be Feb 8th. Plan your lunches accordingly.