Chicken & Rice Guys shut down three restaurants in Boston and the full fleet of trucks Tuesday after the health department reported confirmed cases of E. coli and traced the source to the local chain’s Allston location, according to the Boston Globe.
Boston’s inspectional services commissioner William Christopher Jr. told the Globe that the business’s operating license was temporarily suspended. The Medford location remained open, as it is out of Boston’s jurisdiction.
The Chicken and Rice Guys provided the following statement regarding the closures:
Dear our loyal customers, it has been recently brought to our attention that some of our patrons have not been feeling well after visiting some of our food trucks. Currently, we have not figured out the cause and have decided to voluntarily shutdown affected operations. It is always CNRG's goal to provide the best service and products to our fans and we will not do that until we can. -CNR Team
The restaurant’s owners are set to meet with the health commissioner Wednesday morning, according to a message from the chain’s marketing manager.
Update, 4:15 p.m.: Chicken & Rice Guys will be able to reopen once all employees have been tested for E. Coli. Here’s a video message explaining the situation:
Posted by The Chicken & Rice Guys on Wednesday, April 12, 2017