- Hollis Johnson
- Chipotle shares are down more than 2% after several customers reported illnesses after eating at one of the company’s restaurants.
- The burrito chain has had problems with customer illnesses before.
- Watch the stock price of the company move in real time here.
Chipotle shares are down 2.80% at $304.39 apiece after several customers reported illnesses after eating at a Los Angeles location.
Business Insider’s Hayley Peterson reported a total of five cases were self-submitted by customers on the iwaspoisoned.com website. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea were all reported as symptoms, and the Los Angeles Health Department said it’s investigating.
Chipotle says it’s aware of the reported incidents and is heightening sanitation measures as at its Pico Boulevard location in Los Angeles as a precautionary measure. The chain also said that it had not been contacted by the customers and the reports did not have “clinical validation.”
Chipotle faced similar customer complaints at its Sterling, Virginia location earlier this year. As a result, the company temporarily closed that location, and shares sank about 7% in response to the incident.
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