6 Valley Chipotles with most health violations

Posted at 4:01 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 22:26:52-05

Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurants nationwide will close their doors for part of Monday for an employee meeting and training on food-handling procedures. 

The chain is trying to bounce back after multiple E.Coli and Norovirus outbreaks were connected to the chain last year.

We took a look at inspections for 51 Chipotle restaurants in Maricopa County.  Though none of the local restaurants are connected to the illness outbreaks across the country, some have an alarming number of violations from the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department. 

Six had four or more violations in the past year.  Here are the worst offenders according to data from the agency's website: 

  1. W. University and S. Mill Ave in Tempe - 7 priority violations
  2. E. Cactus Rd. and Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix - 5 priority violations
  3. E. Baseline Rd. and N. Cooper Rd. in Gilbert - 5 priority violations
  4. N. Scottsdale Rd. and E. Camelback Rd. in Scottsdale - 4 priority violations
  5. W. Chandler Blvd. and N. Metro Blvd. in Chandler - 4 priority violations
  6. E. Baseline Rd. and S. Rural Rd. in Tempe - 4 priority violations

Look at the interactive map below to see how all 51 Chipotle restaurants in Maricopa County fared in their recent inspections. 

A priority violation, according to the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department website, is described as "a provision in Maricopa County Environmental Health Code whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention or reduction to an acceptable level, hazards associated with foodborne illness or injury and there is no other provision that more directly controls the hazard."