Health officials are investigating reports of a gastrointestinal illness that has sickened at least 10 people. The cases involve anyone who visited the Buffalo Wild Wings at 7030 West 105th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. However, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment says the cause and source of the illness has not been determined, according to The Kansas City Star. In the meantime, shares for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. have already fallen by 4.2 percent after state health officials announced their investigation.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture conducted an inspection of the restaurant on Saturday in response to the reports and found 17 violations. Violations included boxed dinner napkins stored on the floor of an employee restroom, several bottles of liquor in the bar area containing small dead insects, and cooking utensils containing food debris.
“We take food safety very seriously, and following a report Saturday of potential illness by the health department, we decided to close the Overland Park restaurant to allow for a third-party vendor to conduct a thorough cleaning,” a spokeswoman from the Buffalo Wild Wings corporate office said in a statement.
The restaurant reopened on Sunday following a consultation with the health department.