Chipotle can bounce back from its latest E. coli safety scare, said CNBC's Jim Cramer on Thursday.
"I think the loyalty remains strong. I think they made a very good case that they are going to be the cleanest and safest," he told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." "That doesn't mean tomorrow something couldn't happen, but I believe them."
Shares of the burrito chain have been hard hit after health officials reported that 80 people had been sickened by norovirus linked to a Chipotle restaurant in Boston, in the latest wave of patrons who have fallen ill on the heels of another outbreak in the Northwestern United States.
That is in addition to a separate spate of E. coli infections in recent months that has sickened 52 people in nine states and forced the company to close some locations temporarily.