• North Reading restaurant reopening after salmonella outbreak


    NORTH READING, Mass. - A North Reading restaurant will reopen this weekend after being shut down for a month due to salmonella concerns.

    Kitty's Restaurant and Lounge in North Reading closed after there were 11 confirmed cases of salmonella reported to the Department of Public Health. The department received dozens of other complaints about the restaurant. 

    Those cases were reported between June 24 and June 29.

    Kitty's shut down for a full cleaning and sanitization.

    The restaurant says it will reopen Saturday, August 11 at noon with a limited menu. 

    Last month, Kitty's posted an apology on its Facebook page:

    “In our 75-year history of excellence in food preparation and service, we have never had an incident like this. Our hearts go out to any of our valued patrons who might have been affected by this situation for a full and speedy recovery.

    We again apologize for this incident, and in the coming days, we are committed to working with the appropriate officials to get our entire staff cleared for return to work and reopening. We are closing temporarily to take steps, above and beyond what is required, in order to ensure a safe establishment, not only for our guests, but our employees as well. Cost is no object as we discard our foodstuffs onsite to further ensure safety.

    We appreciate and echo all the calls for concern as to those customers impacted. We also appreciate those of you calling us to offer their best wishes for our future here at Kitty’s.”

    - Kitty's Manager Scott White

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