U.S. Fast-Food Restaurant Chain Krystal Suffered a Payment Card Incident
October 29, 2019 Share

U.S. Fast-Food Restaurant Chain Krystal Suffered a Payment Card Incident

The U.S. fast-food restaurant chain Krystal is notifying its customers of a security breach that could have exposed their payment card data.

The U.S. fast-food restaurant chain Krystal suffered a payment card data breach, the company is notifying its customers of the incident that affected one of its payment processing systems. Krystal also reported the incident to law enforcement and notified the security breach of the payment card networks.

Krystal currently has 342 locations in the Southern United States and “is the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South.”

The payment card data breach affected some of its restaurants between July and September 2019. The company is investigating the incident to determine the specific locations and dates for each restaurant impacted by the attack. Krystal has retained a forensics firm to investigate the incident.

At the time of writing it is still unclear the number of impacted customers and the type of exposed financial data.

“The Krystal Company would like to advise guests that our company is actively investigating a security incident that involves one of the payment processing systems that services some of our restaurants.” reads the notice of breach published by Krystal.

“Although our investigation is in its early stages, we have learned that the security incident may have involved payment cards processed by a payment processing system used at certain restaurants between July through September 2019.”


Krystal leverages multiple payment processing systems, but the company pointed out that not all its restaurants have been impacted by this incident.

“To date, our investigation has determined that about a third of our restaurants that are not impacted.” continues the notice.

The fast-food chain announced to have already taken steps to contain and remediate the security breach.

Customers could search for restaurant locations that have been impacted by the security incident at krystal.com/security/.

Customers can also contact a 24/7 call center set up by the company at 1-800-457-9782 for more information.

The fast-food chain recommends customers to be vigilant and to review their payment card statements regularly and report any unusual or unauthorized purchases to your financial institution.

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