Why you couldn’t have lunch at Chipotle Monday

In this Dec. 7, 2015, file photo, people walk near a closed Chipotle restaurant in the Cleveland Circle neighborhood of Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD/WKRN) — Chipotle lovers had to have lunch elsewhere on Monday.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the company closed all of its restaurants nationwide for a food safety meeting. Employees reviewed updated food safety protocols during the company-wide session.

The move came after an E. coli outbreak last year sickened approximately 500 people. On Feb. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the outbreak “appeared to be over.”

The cause of the outbreak remains unknown.

According to the company’s website, West Michigan is home to three Chipotle restaurants, including one on 28th Street SE in Kentwood, 44th Street SW in Grandville and West Main Street in Kalamazoo.


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