“We regret any inconvenience and will reopen only when we are certain the building meets all Chipotle standards for operation," spokeswoman Quinn Kelsey said in a statement to the business publication. Meanwhile, employees at the shuttered restaurant have the option to relocate to nearby outposts.
Chipotle's decision to close the Dallas restaurant marks the second time in a month that the company has temporarily shuttered a location in response to a problem. A Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia was closed for a "complete sanitation" after several customers became ill after eating there. Local health officials later announced that at least 135 people were sickened due to what it determined was a norovirus outbreak. On a recent earnings call, Chipotle execs blamed the outbreak on an employee who worked while sick.