Major restaurant chains hit by credit card hack

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Landry's, Inc, the parent company of more than two dozen restaurant chains including Morton's Steakhouse and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, is warning patrons that their credit card information may have been exposed to theft.

Jacksonville area brands owned by Landry's include Mitchell's Fish Market and the Chart House. The company owns more than 500 restaurants nationwide.

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Landry's says they have received reports of unauthorized payment card transactions that took place after customers dined at their restaurants.

"Our investigation is ongoing, but based on reports to date it appears that this issue may involve the data contained in the magnetic stripe on the back of payment cards." the company says in a statement to customers.

Landry's says they do not yet know the extent of the breach and they are working to secure all of their systems.

The company urges any customers who have been impacted to contact their credit card company.


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