Alternate title: Chipotle suddenly discovers why there are preservatives in food. Takeaway passage from the article is probably this: “Chipotle, which pressured other fast food chains to be more health-conscious by serving fresher and less-processed food, has been slow to recover from a salmonella outbreak, an E. coli outbreak and anorovirus outbreak.” No, the takeaway isn’t the aforementioned store closings: that’s more a publicity stunt than anything else. All the stores will close for a short time on February 8th, presumably so that corporate can do a conference call where they tell everybody that everything will be fine. Heck, half the stores might ignore the closing.
Not much else here, except that I’m going to be That Guy and point out that, if you’re a progressive/liberal sort who wants to sell burritos, it’s safest for everybody involved if you remember that your primary responsibility to humanity here is to sell it safe burritos. If you’re not selling safe burritos, then it really doesn’t matter how good you are on the Hot Topic du jour. Awful of me to point out, but then: I am being That Guy.