Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. was a surprise stock-market gainer in a sea of red Friday, trading up about 2% early afternoon. The stock is now up about 12% on the week, after it announced plans to win back customers after outbreaks of E.coli and norovirus sickened customers. Executives at an investor conference in Florida this week said they expect the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to declare it free of E.coli soon, as there have been no reports of the illness since late November. Chipotle is working to restore confidence in the safety of its food and has hired experts to help with a cleanup and reorganization of its food preparation. The stock is still down 34% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has lost just 6%.
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