October 9, 2015: mild (high) stomach cramps all day, bouts of extreme nausea and cramps at night (fainted in bathroom, I think it was just from shallow breathing [first time I've ever fainted]). Fever of 103ish. Slept for over 15 hours. Stomach pains subsided over the next two days. No vomitting and no diarrheal issues.
My father just admitted he had significant gastrointestinal symptoms a day or two later.
We both had eaten at Chipotle together a couple of days prior, south suburb, Twin Cities, MN). I had pork, he had steak; he had soft tacos, I had the bowl; we both had lettuce, cheese, rice, and beans (no tomatoes or sauces or sour cream or guac).
Not certain it was E. coli, or if the cause was something we'd eaten at Chipotle, but I wanted to share my experience. If Chipotle was the source, if it was in fact E Coli, then the "outbreak" may have started in early October (at least in MN).
Regardless, it hasn't deterred me from continuing to be a Chipotle customer.
I am still a customer. Even if I had gone to the doctor and it was confirmed to be E. coli, and confirmed to have been from Chipotle, I still would be a Chipotle customer.
Things happen, and food is never guaranteed to be safe. That said, if this is proven to result from some systemic issue with the company (eg. they've been knowingly purchasing lower-quality products because it's cheaper), then I would seriously consider my continued patronage.
As of today, I don't see this E Coli outbreak causing lasting damage to the brand. If anything, it will drive Chipotle to further focus on quality. But I don't follow the company as an investment so I really couldn't even venture a guess as to the ultimate impact on revenue and earnings.
Thanks for the questions itsagr8tday.
" I eat Chipotle like you for breakfast!" ... "You eat Chipotle for breakfast?" Haha
I appreciate your correct use of you're. We're clearly not part of the semi-illiterate majority. Fo' sho'
Interesting observation. My psychiatrist and parole officer both said the same thing, but I've always assumed it was from being repeatedly dropped on the head as a child.
I respectfully disagree. I purchased and consumed a burrito bowl, and suffered through a high fever and severe gastrointestinal cramping seventy-two hours later, PRO BONO.
Do people actually believe that no more than the "official" number reported actually got sick? I assure you, there are many more who were sickened but never visited the doctor - I didn't. I probably would have if I'd have to work the next morning, but luckily it was a Friday so I had the weekend to recover.
I can help narrow it down: it was not from tomatoes, the sauces, the sour cream, or the guacamole.
Would you be so kind and post a link or two regarding what you posted?
And I will add that at least two individuals were sickened between Oct 9 and 12 after eating at a Chipotle in a suburb just south of St. Paul, MN. Both males, one is 34 and the other is 70.
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