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· Chipotle shares tank after actor Jeremy Jordan said he 'almost died' after eating at the chain
· Chipotle says it's not to blame for Jeremy Jordan getting sick
Chipotle shares tank after actor Jeremy Jordan said he 'almost died' after eating at the chain
"Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan says he was hospitalized after eating at a Chipotle.
Representatives from Chipotle say they were able to identify the location but have not been notified of any other similar problems at that restaurant.
Sarah Whitten, CNBC
Nov 13, 2017
Chipotle Mexican Grill's stock price sank 2.7 percent Monday after "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan said he had "almost died" from eating at one of the chain's restaurants.
Chipotle has been struggling for two years to move on from a string of high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks.
"I know I've advocated for them in the past, but they're terrible," Jordan said in the now-expired Instagram story, according to People magazine. "I, as you can see, am in the hospital and I have fluids in my arm because the food did not agree with me and I almost died."
"We were sorry to hear Jeremy was sick and were able to get in touch with him directly regarding where and when he ate," Chris Arnold, Chipotle's spokesman, told CNBC. "There have been no other reported claims of illness at the restaurant where he dined. We take all claims seriously, but we can't confirm any link to Chipotle given the details he shared with us."
It has been two years since a string of food safety incidents first battered sales and scared away diners. While the beleaguered burrito chain was able to return to profitability and its same-store sales have begun trending in a positive direction, its successes have been overshadowed by more recent incidents.
In July, reports surfaced that customers were sickened by norovirus at a location in Sterling, Virginia. Then, a few days later, a viral cellphone video was released that showed rodents falling from the ceiling at a restaurant near Dallas.
Both restaurants addressed these issues:
Chipotle says it's not to blame for Jeremy Jordan getting sick
by Aaron Smith, CNN Money
November 13, 2017
Chipotle insists that it is not to blame for getting "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan sick, but its stock price dipped anyway.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)'s shares were down Monday morning, partly recovering from its initial 4% drop. It was the first day of trading since Jordan blamed Chipotle, via Instagram, for getting him sick last week, according to a report from People.com.
But a Chipotle spokesman told CNNMoney that the company has investigated the situation and concluded that it did not cause his illness, which put the actor in the hospital.
"We were sorry to hear Jeremy was sick and were able to get in touch with him directly regarding where and when he ate," said Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold, in an email to CNNMoney. "There have been no other reported claims of illness at the restaurant where he dined. We take all claims seriously, but we can't confirm any link to Chipotle given the details he shared with us."
Representatives for Jordan, a Broadway actor and star of Warner Bros. television show "Supergirl" did not immediately respond to messages from CNNMoney. (Warner Bros. and CNNMoney share the parent company Time Warner.)
Nick Setyan, analyst for Wedbush Securities, said that Jordan's Instagram post was definitely the cause tor the drop in stock price, even if the company wasn't actually to blame.
"It is 100% the reason why it is down today," said Setyan, senior vice president of equity research, in an email to CNNMoney...