Bad News, Bros: Chili’s Says Customer Names And Credit Card Numbers Were Exposed

by 2 years ago


Bad news if you’re a Middle Class Fancy connoisseur like myself: America’s favorite babyback ribs chain restaurant, Chili’s, says they’ve suffered a massive data breach for credit card payment information. This is no bueno if you hit up Chili’s in March or April of this year for some Presidente Margaritas and fajitas and paid with plastic.

According to a press release from Brinker International, the owner of Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy:

What Happened? On May 11, 2018, we learned that some of our Guests’ payment card information was compromised at certain Chili’s restaurants as the result of a data incident. Currently, we believe the data incident was limited to between March – April 2018; however, we continue 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.

We immediately activated our response plan upon learning of this incident. We are working with third-party forensic experts to conduct an investigation to determine the details of what happened. Below is information on how you can protect yourself and your information.

We are working diligently to address this issue and our priority will continue to be doing what is right for our Guests. We are committed to sharing additional information on this ongoing investigation with our Guests as we learn more.

That sucks, but I don’t think anything is going to hold me back from enjoying those Southwestern eggrolls and tequila trifecta in 2018. Three different tequilas in one marg? Hell yea, take all my money, Chilis.

Applebees can’t even compete on that level.

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