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• Just as its financial performance seems to be improving, Chipotle is facing yet another food safety problem.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, a Chipotle in Powell, Ohio, “was closed Monday following multiple complaints of food making customers sick.” The story says that there were six reports of a total of 12 people who got sick after eating at the Chipotle.

“We take all claims of food safety very seriously, and we are currently looking into a few reports of illness at our Powell, Ohio, restaurant,” said Laurie Schalow, chief communications officer for Chipotle. “We are not aware of any confirmed foodborne illness cases, and we are cooperating fully with the local health department.”

Just last week, Chipotle reported that its Q2 same-store sales were up 3.3 percent, higher than the 2.7 percent that Chipotle was predicting, which suggested that the chain finally is coming back after a series of illness outbreaks related to its restaurants and food safety procedures.
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