Foodborne illness settlements might signal Chipotle’s recovery

September 13, 2016

Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill has one Bill mostly in the company’s rearview mirror and another Bill just taking a large stake in what’s been the most popular fast-casual restaurant chain in the country, with 2,000 or so locations. The separate actions by the two Bills could together mean that Chipotle is on the mend.

Chipotle is completing its business with food safety attorney Bill Marler, who confirmed that he has settled with the restaurant chain on behalf of nearly 100 clients. They were among 510 people who were sickened with foodborne illnesses last year during outbreaks associated with Chipotle.

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