RMH Franchise Holdings recently announced a “data incident” affecting certain payment cards used at several of their Applebee’s restaurants, including locations throughout Toledo and Northwest Ohio. The company confirms that it learned about the incident in February and a news release was issued on March 2.
RMH’s statement notes that all proper authorities were notified of the breach as well as they had enlisted the assistance of several experts to ensure the problem had been contained. RMH also noted that it believes that unauthorized software place on the POS system at some of their locations was designed to capture card information and may have affected a limited number of purchases made at those locations. Those payments made online or at self-pay tabletop devices were not affected. However, certain guests’ names, card numbers, expiration dates, and verification codes processed during the periods of December 6, 2017 and January 2, 2018 may have been affected.
Locations listed as possibly having been affected include Defiance, Findlay, Fremont, Maumee, Toledo (Alexis Road), Toledo (Monroe Street), and Toledo (W. Central Avenue).
RMH is ensuring customers that the incident has been contained and that guests may use their cards with confidence at all of their locations, including those that were affected by the breach.
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