CNN Food is reporting that Dunkin donut chains Dunkin Brands LLC and Dunkin Enterprises LLC have reached an agreement with the city of Atlanta to close their DunkinDonuts, Dickey Donuts and Dickey’s locations in the metro Atlanta area.
The agreement will allow the city to reopen those locations within the next two weeks.
Dunkin Brands announced earlier this week that it was suspending operations in its Atlanta locations and had shuttered its DickeyDonuts and other Dunkin products.
The company said that it has also suspended operations in New York City, where it had shut down Dickey Brands in March.
Dickey Foods, which has more than 300 stores in the United States, has said that some of its products were contaminated with salmonella and other foodborne pathogens.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, a Republican, said in a statement on Thursday that the company is suspending operations and is working with local health officials to find a solution.
“We’re working with the company and its partners, and are committed to ensuring the safety of Atlanta’s residents and the general public,” Reed said.
“I’m grateful to Atlanta Mayor Reed and his team for their commitment to providing a safe environment for Atlantaers and visitors to our city.
The Atlanta Police Department is conducting an investigation into the cause of this outbreak.
I urge everyone to take all precautions to protect themselves and others, including wearing gloves when handling food, and to seek professional help if you have any concerns.”
Dunkins is one of several chains to face major food contamination outbreaks in recent years.
In June, McDonald’s announced that it would phase out chicken McNuggets, citing concerns that the food could be contaminated with Salmonella.
Earlier this year, Taco Bell said that its chicken McNugget tacos in some locations were contaminated by salmonellas.