Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and Hundreds of Other Restaurants Affected by National Credit Card Breach

Landry’s Inc., which owns more than 500 restaurant properties across the US, has confirmed a large-scale credit card breach
Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and Hundreds of Other Restaurants Affected by National Credit Card Breach

Customers who ate at one of Landry’s restaurants between May 2015 and now are advised to review their credit card statements for fraudulent charges.

Landry’s, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based hospitality group that owns more than 500 restaurants and chains across the United States, announced that its businesses have been exposed to a massive breach of credit card data, the scope of which remains unclear.

Landry’s is the owner of restaurants like the Rainforest CafeBubba Gump Shrimp CompanyMorton’s SteakhouseBrenner’s SteakhouseLandry’s Seafood, and McCormick & Schmick’s, among others.

In a press release, Landry’s announced that the restaurant group “immediately began an investigation” after receiving reports of unauthorized charges on customer credit cards, and “have engaged a leading cybersecurity company to investigate the matter.”

Any customers who dined at one of Landry’s restaurants between May 2015 and now are advised to review their credit card statements and report any suspicious charges to their bank.

To date, Landry’s says that 92 percent of its restaurants have been outfitted with a more secure encryption service for credit card data that should minimize the risk of such data exposure and identity theft.

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