About the Chicken & Rice Guys
The company launched in 2012 with a plan to bring chicken and rice to a burger-eating, burrito munching lunch public. Using humor and colloquial language, they have formed a culture of not taking themselves too seriously. Their website’s mantra mentions “With high quality ingredients, alluring aromas, and the seduction of self-saucing, we knew our halal grub would be a hit.”
The Chicken & Rice Guys pride themselves on being the 206th fastest growing private company in the United States and the 10th fastest in Massachusetts. According to the company’s head, Ian So, his “goal is to be the first global food truck brand. And, with a 4 year growth rate of over 3,000%, his business is quickly on track for that global expansion. What started as one food truck the team bought on eBay, is now 5 trucks with permanent locations, 7 restaurants, and a multi-million dollar catering business.”
Food and E. coli – Not a Laughing Matter
E. coli is one of the most dangerous of foodborne pathogens. It is a bacterium that only a few cells are enough to infect a person. Regardless of age or health status, anyone can suffer from food poisoning after ingesting food or drink contaminated with E. coli. As E. coli can cause illness in anyone, it is encouraged to seek medical attention if you have recently eaten food from Chicken & Rice Guys and have become ill. Symptoms of an E. coli infection may include: vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, severe watery diarrhea, potentially bloody diarrhea, and possibly a low grade fever. Children and the elderly are especially susceptible to more severe symptoms and potential future complications. These could include the development of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a form of kidney failure, and central nervous system issues.
As the signs and symptoms of E. coli can show within one to nine days, it is a good idea to try to remember everything you may have eaten that caused your sickness. Your doctor can easily perform a routine stool test to determine if E. coli is the bacteria that made you ill. If you have been diagnosed with E. coli, especially after eating food from Chicken & Rice Guys, it is a good idea to report your illness to your local health department. Bostonians can report any E. coli infections to the Boston Inspectional Services at 617-635-5326.
Robins Cloud LLP is Helping Victims of this Outbreak
Robins Cloud LLP is a Plaintiffs’ firm dedicated to helping those who have become ill from contaminated food or beverages. We will continue to follow and investigate the details of this outbreak. If you or someone in your family has become ill after eating food from Chicken & Rice Guys, Robins Cloud LLP is available to discuss any questions, concerns, and the legal process with you. You can contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free, no obligation consultation.