"Give us a chance to prove it. We won't let you down." Those are the words from Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar co-owner Tabitha Simmons, who says business is down 25 to 50 percent at the restaurant's three locations since the salmonella outbreak shut down the original on Paradise Road on April 26.
Now Simmons reports the
Henderson Sahara Avenue location has reduced its hours, eliminating lunch on Mondays through Fridays but adding a brunch on the weekends starting at 10 a.m.
Of course, 294 reporting illness due to salmonella and a Southern Nevada Health District inspection shut down the Paradise Road location with 44 demerits. That space never reopened, and instead the Simmons have tried to wipe the slate clean by moving to 3824 Paradise Road.
An SNHD investigation found that chorizo was the source of the salmonella. "The genetic fingerprint from the salmonella in the chorizo, a type of sausage, had not been found anywhere else in the country, suggesting that it originated in the restaurant," the Las Vegas Sun reports.
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