Chipotle Mexican Grill expects negative 4Q same-store sales

Chipotle Mexican Grill expects negative 4Q same-store sales

Outlook for 2016 uncertain after ongoing E. coli reports

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. fourth-quarter same-store sales are expected to dive into negative territory, in the range of 8 percent to 11 percent, as a result of foodborne illness outbreaks in the second half of the year, the company said late Friday.

Chipotle also rescinded its previous projection of low-single-digit same-store sales increases for fiscal 2016, saying recent sales trends and uncertainty related to the recent E. coli incident has prevented the company from making

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