Chipotle insists that it isn’t accountable for getting “Supergirl” actor Jeremy Jordan sick, however its inventory worth dipped anyway.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)‘s shares had been down Monday morning, partly recovering from its preliminary four% drop. It was the primary day of buying and selling since Jordan blamed Chipotle, by way of Instagram, for getting him sick final week, in accordance with a report from People.com.
But a Chipotle spokesman advised CNNMoney that the corporate has investigated the state of affairs and concluded that it didn’t trigger his sickness, which put the actor within 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,” mentioned Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold, in an electronic mail 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. tv present “Supergirl” didn’t instantly reply to messages from CNNMoney. (Warner Bros. and CNNMoney share the mum or dad firm Time Warner.)
Nick Setyan, badyst for Wedbush Securities, mentioned that Jordan’s Instagram publish was positively the trigger tor the drop in inventory worth, even when the corporate wasn’t truly accountable.
“It is 100% the reason why it is down today,” mentioned Setyan, senior vp of fairness badysis, in an electronic mail to CNNMoney. “Unfortunately, Chipotle is exposed to these types of unsubstantiated claims for the foreseeable future.”
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Since 2015, Chipotle eating places in varied places across the nation have been tormented by outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus, sickening tons of of individuals. The most up-to-date stories of sickness occurred in July at a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia.
Rodents had been additionally sighted at one in all its Dallas eating places earlier this yr, and a video of the vermin went viral..
But the Mexican-style quick meals chain mentioned that gross sales and income rose considerably its newest quarter, regardless of pricey Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and April malware badault.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed November 13, 2017: 12:59 PM ET