Chipotle Blames Norovirus Outbreak on a Sick Employee

July 26, 2017

The chain says they now have a “zero-tolerance policy”

Steve Ells is sorry about that whole norovirus thing: Yesterday on Chipotle’s quarterly earnings call, the Chipotle founder and CEO addressed and apologized for last week’s food safety debacle that reportedly sickened more than 100 people who ate at a Virginia store.

“We deeply regret that anyone became ill and would like to apologize to those who are affected,” Ells said.

Asked by an investor if he felt the company was doing enough “damage control” following the events of last week, Ells replied, “We need to ensure that we do a