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Chili’s customers debit or credit cards may have been compromised in data breach; company investigating

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

DALLAS, TX — Chili’s is investigating a data breach which may have compromised credit and debit card information over the last two months from its customers.

According to a statement by Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, on May 11, the company believes that data incident was limited between March and April of this year and are continuing to assess the scope of the incident.

“We deeply value our relationships with our guests and sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected,” the company shared. “We immediately activated our response plan upon learning of this incident. We are working with third-party forensic experts to investigate to determine the details of what happened. We are committed to sharing additional information on this ongoing investigation with our guest as we learn more.”

The company says that malware was used to gather payment card information including credit or debit card numbers as well as the cardholder names from their payment-related systems for in-restaurant purchases at certain Chili’s restaurants.

Law enforcement has been notified and the company is working to prove fraud resolution and credit monitoring services for those guests who were impacted.

The company’s website will be updated when information is available. For more information, please visit Brinker International.

Chili’s offers a family-friendly chain serving classic Tex-Mex & American fare in a Southwestern-style setting. Chili’s Alabama locations Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Fultondale, Gadsden, Homewood, Huntsville, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, and Birmingham including Trussville on Highway 11.

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