‘The Real’ Reacts to Chipotle’s Hangover Crackdown

Either way, the guac is still extra!

At a December conference, Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol made headlines when he said the company has nurses on call who will check whether absentee employees are sick… or if they are simply hungover.

“We have nurses on call so that if you say, ‘Hey, I’ve been sick,’ you get the call into the nurse,” the head of the restaurant chain exclaimed. “The nurse validates that it’s not a hangover — you’re really sick — and then we pay for the day off to get healthy again.”

Niccol says these “wellness checks” are in place to keep staff and customers healthy following the eatery’s notorious food-related illness outbreaks in past years.

On an episode of “The Real,” the hosts discussed whether they’ve gone to work hungover… and the answer will probably not surprise you!

Loni Love joked she is post-drunk 90 percent of the time, and says being buzzed can sometimes improve her stand-up.

If you have an early call time like Jeannie Mai, the television personality jokingly recommends that you keep drinking so you don’t feel the intense side effects from alcohol.

On the flipside, Adrienne Houghton said she is at an age where she can’t drink as much as she used to.

Regardless of whether you are sick or just hungover, Love says you probably should not be making burritos at Chipotle.

Food safety is no joke!


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