There's a New Problem for Recent Chipotle Customers

April 26th 2017

Danielle DeCourcey

Chipotle Mexican Grill is investigating a potential hack into it's payment system containing customer credit card information. The restaurant chain says customers who bought food between March 24, 2017 and April 18 could be affected by the "unauthorized activity." 


"We want to make our customers aware that we recently detected unauthorized activity on the network that supports payment processing for purchases made in our restaurants," the company wrote in a statement on its website. "We immediately began an investigation with the help of leading cyber security firms, law enforcement, and our payment processor."

While the investigation continues, Chipotle recommended that costumers monitor their credit and debit card activity and notify their bank if anything seems out of place. 

People on Twitter were concerned about the security breach. 

The potential hack comes just as Chipotle is rebounding from bacteria scares. 

In 2015, the restaurant chain faced multiple outbreaks of E.Coli and a norovirus outbreak that sent it's stock prices plummeting. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Chipotle had increased sales in the first quarter of 2017, a sign that the chain was starting to recover. 
“They’re getting through some of the worst media fallout from some of their food-safety issues,” Simon Negri, a partner at A.T. Kearney’s consumer products and retail practice told Bloomberg. Time will tell if this new data breach will slow the recovery. 

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