P.F. Chang's confirms credit and debit card breach
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:45:38 GMT —
P.F. Chang's is confirming that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen.
The company says it learned about the security breach on Tuesday from the U.S. Secret Service and began investigating the breach with the agency and a team of forensics experts. It found that credit card and debit cards were exposed, but it doesn't know yet when it started happening and which stores were affected.
The company didn't say how many cards were affected.
It is now using manual credit card imprinting devices at all its P.F. Chang's restaurants to process card payments while the investigation continues.
The company also said in a statement that they have established a dedicated public website, pfchangs.com/security, for guests to receive updates and answers to their questions.
"Because we are still in the preliminary stages of our investigation, we encourage our guests to be vigilant about checking their credit card and bank statements. Any suspected fraudulent activity should be immediately reported to their card company," said Rick Federico, CEO of P.F. Chang's, in a released statement.
Scottsdale, Arizona-based P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. owns its namesake restaurants and Pei Wei Asian Diners. There are 209 P.F. Chang's restaurants around the country, including one at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.
The Associated Press Contributed to this story.