"This isolated incident has affected an employee who is no longer on the premises. That employee traveled to Mexico and was infected with Hepatitis A," the restaurant's manager, Manny Solano, told reporters Friday night.
The city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene wil make free Hepatitis A vaccinations available for people who are concerned they were exposed to the virus.
"We are asking these restaurant patrons to get this vaccination as a precautionary measure," Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in a statement. "If people experience symptoms, they should see a doctor immediately. This incident serves as an important reminder to always wash your hands thoroughly to prevent the spread of disease."