Tests confirmed that a customer who ate at a Sterling, Virginia, location was sickened by norovirus, according to Reuters. The restaurant was closed briefly after the reports of illness surfaced, but it has since reopened after a deep cleaning.
Although only one customer has been confirmed with norovirus, The Wall Street Journal said Thursday 133 diners reporting being sickened at the Sterling location through the food poisoning website iwaspoisoned.com.
Reports also surfaced that rodents were spotted Tuesday at a Dallas-area restaurant. One customer told NBC DFW her lunch was “ruined by rodents falling from the ceiling.”
What the hell is going on at Chipotle? Reports of neurovirous and rats falling from the ceiling? It wasn’t too long ago that Chipotle was in the hot seat for an E. coli outbreak a couple years back, and I’m pretty sure they had this whole ordeal of making sure each employee was properly trained on food and health safety measures. You can go ahead and call that training a wash because clearly people blacked out while they were being educated on it.
This is mind-blowing to me because I am a frequent Chipotle customer (yes – shame on me for still eating there after everything that’s happened in the past). Should I be dead by now? This news makes me want to go to the nearest trendy-hipster, organic juice shop and do a full cleanse. I don’t care how good their guac is or if they’re all of a sudden starting to serve queso. It’s the last straw for this guy.
It sucks and there’s no way you can even defend Chipotle at this point. You’re gambling with your bowel movements if you even think of stepping foot into a Chipotle now-a-days. Even worse, you’re gambling with your life. It’s like chose your poison but in ‘spin the wheel’ fashion and your only outcomes are hugging the toilet for ungodly amounts of hours, feeling like you just took 18 laxatives, or just death in general. Call me crazy, but none of those sound appealing to me. I enjoy days not worrying if I’m going to be a prisoner to the porcelain and you should too.
This is where we part ways Chipotle. Who has two thumbs and is now team Moe’s, Q’doba, California Tortilla, [insert every other Mexican chain restaurant here]? This guy.