Chipotle insists that it is not to blame so you can get “Supergirl” actor Jeremy Jordan ill, but its stock cost dipped anyway.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)’s shares were straight down Monday morning, partly recovering from its original 4% drop. It had been the first time of trading since Jordan blamed Chipotle, via Instagram, so you can get him sick the other day, according to a report from People.com.
But a Chipotle spokesman told CNNMoney that the company has investigated the problem and figured it did not cause his illness, which put the actor in a healthcare facility.
“We had been sorry to hear Jeremy was ill and were able to speak to him directly regarding where so when he ate,” said Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold, within an email to CNNMoney. “There have been no other reported statements of condition at the cafe where he dined. We consider all claims very seriously, but we can’t confirm any connect to Chipotle given the details he distributed to us.”
Representatives for Jordan, a Broadway actor and celebrity of Warner Bros. tv show “Supergirl” did not immediately respond to communications from CNNMoney. (Warner Bros. and CNNMoney share the parent company Time Warner.)
Nick Setyan, analyst for Wedbush Securities, said that Jordan’s Instagram post was first definitely the cause tor the drop in stock price, even if the company wasn’t actually at fault.
“It is 100% the reason why it is straight down today,” said Setyan, senior vice president of equity research, within an email to CNNMoney. “Sadly, Chipotle is exposed to these kind of unsubstantiated statements for the foreseeable future.”
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Since 2015, Chipotle restaurants in various locations around the country have been suffering from outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus, sickening hundreds of people. The newest reports of illness happened in July at a cafe in Sterling, Virginia.
Rodents were also sighted in among its Dallas restaurants earlier this year, and a training video of the vermin went viral..
But the Mexican-style fast food chain said that profits rose drastically its latest one fourth, despite costly Hurricanes Irma and Harvey and April malware attack.