LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Thursday said it has closed the Dallas restaurant where a diner shot video of rodents crawling on the restaurant floor that was widely shared on the internet three weeks ago.
Shares in the formerly high-flying burrito chain, which has been battling to fully recover sales and trust lost after a string of food safety lapses in 2015, were down 1.8 percent to $328.50 in midday trading.
Chipotle closed the restaurant in Dallas' historic West End District on Tuesday to assess the construction of the century-old building where it is housed, spokeswoman Quinn Kelsey said.
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Kelsey said the company "will reopen only when we are certain the building meets all Chipotle standards for operation."
Chipotle last month closed a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, after more than 100 diners fell ill in a norovirus outbreak that the company said was likely caused by an employee working while ill.
(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by James Dalgleish)