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Chipotle Customer Who Got E. Coli Asks for Free Burritos in Settlement

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Patrick T. Fallon—Bloomberg / Getty Images A steak burrito is arranged for a photograph with a drink and bags of chips at a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. restaurant in Hollywood, California, U.S., on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Ask, and ye shall receive

If this isn’t brand loyalty, nothing is: A Chipotle customer who was sickened in the E. coli outbreak last year asked for some free burritos as part of her legal settlement with the fast food chain.

The company agreed and sent her “a couple dozen” coupons for free burritos, according to her lawyer. The overall claim is still being resolved, and the woman’s medical bills from the infection total about $40,000—but she still wants Chipotle burritos.

“I’ve been doing food poisoning cases since 1993,” her lawyer said, according to NBC News. “I have never had a client ask for that.”

Chipotle is still involved in legal proceedings over the incident, including a federal criminal probe, but at least one loyal customer will be coming back for more.

[NBC News]

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