Some customers have been giving salads a second look, but they're still digging in. Some diners at Beans & Barley in Milwaukee said they cannot skip their favorite greens.
"The Beans & Barley salad, I always order it. I love it," said Elsa Herro from Fox Point.
Beans & Barley's co-owner Polly Kaplan said their romaine lettuce is safe. The restaurant even stopped selling their salads and lettuce for a day last week to make sure none of their lettuce was coming from Yuma, Arizona, where the CDC said the E. coli outbreak is believed to have originated.
"We pulled everything, stopped production and called V. Marchese where we get the romaine from and they were able to say with certainty that it was from California," said Kaplan.
Culver's also temporarily stopped selling salads last week until it could switch to a mix without romaine. Plus, Noodles and Company suspended all their use of romaine.
At Grassroots Salad Company in Brookfield, they also still have romaine if customers want it.
"I have had a few customers ask about our romaine and I just let them know it's from California not Arizona," said Amanda Krieg who works at Grassroots Salad Company.