Church’s hit by cyber chicken thieves


Church’s Chicken suffered a cyberattack that penetrated the payment processing system at some of the chain’s corporate locations compromising payment card information.

The company operates 941 locations across the United States, but in a statement noted only 165 of those, all owned and operated by the corporation, were impacted. Payment card numbers, names and expiration dates were exposed.

Church’s does not know exactly when the breach occurred or when the individual locations were exposed other than noting it was some time in 2019.

“We believe the incident may involve the payment processing system that services our company-owned restaurants.  We are working hard to determine specific locations and dates for each restaurant that may have been involved in the attack.  Church’s will provide updates to guests once we have completed our investigation and know more about any payment cards that may have been impacted,” Church’s said.

The restaurants impacted are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas were involved.

No franchise locations were hit and those customers who used a delivery app such as Uber Eats or Door Dash were not compromised.

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