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Church's Chicken® Investigating Potential Data Incident Involving Card Payment Systems for Company-Owned Restaurants

ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Church's Chicken today announced that it is investigating a potential incident involving credit and debit card data at some of its company-owned restaurants in the U.S. The company announced it believes the payment processing systems that services certain company-operated restaurants may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party.  Only Church's company restaurants in the U.S. are believed to be impacted.  Church's operates company restaurants in the following states:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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"Our company has retained a leading cybersecurity firm to help us determine exactly what happened and what more we can do moving forward to keep our customers' data secure," the company said in a statement.  "We are also cooperating with Federal law enforcement and have notified the payment card networks and credit reporting agencies, to mitigate any potential for harm to our customers."

Church's investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

The company has established a special security page on its website for updates, and customers are encouraged to check www.churchs.com/security for answers to their questions.  Customers may also call the company's hotline at (866) 345-6788.

About Church's Chicken®

Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church's Chicken® is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church's® specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, Honey-Butter Biscuits™ made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church's® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,500 locations in 25 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church's® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.

Contact: Kim Miller


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