Chipotle served with grand jury subpoena

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc pronounced it was served with a grand jury summons in propinquity to a rapist review into a norovirus decay during one of a restaurants in California in August.

Shares of a burrito chain, that is already disorder underneath an E. coli conflict associated to a restaurants, fell scarcely 3 percent to $435.72 in early trading, their lowest in some-more than dual years.

Chipotle cut a guess for same-store sales in a fourth quarter, citing another norovirus occurrence during a grill in Brighton, Massachusetts on Dec. 7. (

Chipotle estimated a 14.6 percent tumble in fourth-quarter same-store sales, compared with a progressing guess of a 8-11 percent drop, a initial decrease in a company’s history.

Norovirus is a rarely foul pathogen simply upheld among those in tighten proximity. It can widespread by food and hit with infested surfaces.

The review announced on Wednesday is an additional headache for a association that has seen sales unemployment after an E. coli conflict disgusted some-more than 50 people in 9 states in Oct and November.

That conflict was followed by a norovirus occurrence in Brighton, in that 91 people including members from Boston’s basketball group fell sick.

Chipotle pronounced same-store sales were trending down 16 percent during a conflict of Dec though fell 34 percent after a Brighton occurrence and a successive inhabitant media courtesy it garnered.

Overall same-restaurant sales for Dec were down 30 percent, a association pronounced in a filing.

Chipotle pronounced a summons compulsory a association to furnish a extended operation of papers associated to a norovirus occurrence during a grill in Simi Valley, California that influenced scarcely 100 people.

The rapist review is being conducted by a U.S. Attorney’s Office for a Central District of California and a U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, a association pronounced on Wednesday.

The company, that also announced a $300 million share buyback, pronounced it will entirely co-operate with a probe.

The company’s shares have depressed scarcely 30 percent given Oct. 31, when a initial E. coli conflict was reported.

(Reporting by Siddharth Cavale and Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)

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