Chili’s Grill & Bar “Credit Card Data Exposed”
After suffering a data incident in which the payment card information of Chili’s Grill & Bar customers was compromised, Brinker International, the restaurant chain's owner, has issued an apology, letting guests know that it is deeply sorry.
Chili's Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. On 11 May, Brinker learned that an attacker may have gained unauthorized access to payment card data at some Chili’s restaurants.
It remains unclear which of the 1,600 locations were affected by the data breach. The company immediately activated its incident response plan, which included alerting its guests to the data incident. As more information becomes available, it will update customers via its website.
“Currently, we believe the data incident was limited to between March [and] April 2018; however, we continue to assess the scope of the incident,” Brinker International wrote in a news release.
Brinker has contacted law enforcement and enlisted the help of third-party forensic experts to conduct an investigation into exactly what happened.