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PF Chang’s Baltimore restaurant among 33 in data breach

P.F. Chang’s Monday said that its 600 E. Pratt St. Baltimore restaurant was among the 33 locations where data from credit and debit cards was stolen.

The chain provided more details of its investigation into a security breach, providing a list of all 33 locations where data was stolen. These include restaurants in Baltimore; St. Louis; Pittsburgh; Austin, Texas; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

A list of all 33 locations, as well as the dates that cards may have been compromised, can be found at pfchangs.com/security. The company said that potentially stolen data includes the card number and may also include the cardholder’s name and/or the card’s expiration date in some instances.

P.F. Chang’s said that it’s working to understand the nature and scope of the incident. It says the security compromise has been contained and that it has been processing credit and debit card data securely since June 11.

The restaurant operator noted that as the investigation continues it may identify other locations where data may have been compromised or other date ranges.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona, owns its namesake restaurants and Pei Wei Asian Diners. The company has set up a hotline at 1-877-412-7152, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST, to answer customers’ question. Guests can also visit pfchangs.com/security for information.

“We are committed to providing support and resources, including complimentary identity protection services, for all guests that may potentially be affected by the security compromise,” said Rick Federico, P.F. Chang’s CEO, in a statement on the company’s website.

Data breaches have occurred at other major U.S. corporations recently, including Target Corp., Neiman Marcus, Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. and Michaels Stores Inc.

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