Monday, April 24, 2017

Chicken & Rice Guys Restaurants Open Again After Passing Inspection; Trucks Remain Off the Road

A local group of food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants that shut down earlier this month after an outbreak of E. coli is back in business on the restaurant side, though the trucks are not yet up and running.

According to a Facebook post, Chicken & Rice Guys has passed inspection and its brick-and-mortars in Boston's Downtown Crossing, Allston, and Medford are now open once again. The post says that the trucks are still off the road--with no exact date for their reopening--and while the original post does not mention that the Bedford Street shop in downtown Boston has opened, it appears that it is indeed open as well. [Ed note: Opening confirmed.]

A couple of weeks ago, all of the Chicken & Rice Guys restaurants and food trucks were shut down after an outbreak of E. coli sickened approximately 15 people.

[May 2 update: More than a week after their brick-and-mortar restaurants reopened, the Chicken & Rice Guys food trucks remain off the road, according to a Facebook post--and there is no word on when they might return.]

[May 14 update: A Facebook video mentions that Chicken & Rice Guys will be moving on from the temporary kitchen it had been using as it builds their own facility, and that the food trucks will remain off the road for a few months.]

[Earlier Article]
E. coli Outbreak Shuts Down All Locations of Chicken & Rice Guys

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]