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Chipotle offers free food, chain to open at 3

Posted: 6:57 AM, Feb 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-08 18:55:00Z

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says its stores will open several hours later than normal Monday so it can hold a meeting following a series of food scares.

Upon opening, the chain will offer free food to certain customers. Click here for the details on the companies website.

All you have to do is text raincheck to 888-222, the company will send you a link, then click on the link and input your name and location.

The company then lets you know your coupon for a free burrito is on its way within the next few days.

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The Denver-based chain says all its stores will open at 3 p.m. local time on Feb. 8. Stores typically open at 11 a.m.

The delayed openings are so employees can take part in a team meeting to discuss changes the company is making to tighten its food safety measures. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. also says the company will thank employees for their work in recent weeks.

The chain's sales have tanked since an E. coli outbreak that came to light at the end of October. Its problem worsened after a norovirus outbreak in Boston in early December that sickened dozens.

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