Chipotle will take a short break for food safety meeting in February.


Popular burrito chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc will close its restaurants for a few hours next month to hold a meeting on food safety with employees, company executives said.


Chipotle, which has been plagued by a series of food poisoning outbreaks, will hold the meeting on Feb. 8, the executives said at the ICR Conference on Wednesday.


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Chipotle is confident that steps being taken to tighten food safety will prevent future food poisoning outbreaks, the executives said.