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Chili's Grill & Bar hit in data breach, company says

Customers urged to monitor credit card statements

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chili’s Grill & Bar says that a “data incident” may have exposed customers’ credit card information and it is working with third-party forensic experts to determine the extent of the breach.

Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, said Friday that “some Chili’s restaurants have been impacted by a data incident, which may have resulted in unauthorized access or acquisition of your payment card data.”

The breach is thought to have happened earlier this year.

“Currently, we believe the data incident was limited to between March – April 2018; however, we continue to assess the scope of the incident,” the notice said. “We deeply value our relationships with our guests and sincerely apologize to those who may have been affected.” 

Customers who paid with credit or debit cards are being urged to monitor their accounts closely and report any discrepancies.

There are nearly a dozen Chili's restaurants in the Jacksonville area.