Popular restaurant chain announces credit card breach

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HOUSTON, Texas – A company that owns several popular restaurants is warning customers to check their credit card statements.

Landry’s announced on Thursday that it has received reports of unauthorized charges to several customers’ accounts.

According to a statement from the company, officials won’t know the full scope of the breach until the investigation is complete.

“System changes that we began implementing even before we were apprised of the reports of unauthorized usage have already been made, both to the specific restaurants where the suspect activity occurred as well as the overwhelming majority of our restaurants,” the statement read.

While the company hasn’t said when the breach began, a cybersecurity expert told KTRK that it may go back to May.

Landry’s Incorporated owns more than 500 restaurants including Saltgrass, McCormick and Schmick’s and Morton’s.