The Zaxby's restaurant chain is warning customers that computer software at several of its locations -- including several in the Gwinnett area -- may have compromised their personal information.
The fried chicken chain released information stating that "certain licensed locations have identified suspicious files on their systems that may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information." Officials said that, while a forensic investigation has not yet determined if it happened or not, those malware files "could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers" at more than 100 stores across several states.
Several Gwinnett-area locations were included in the company's list of affected stores, including locations at: 4609 Friendship Road in Buford; 2620 Winder Highway in Dacula; 4850 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross; and 100 Commons Drive in Braselton.
Many other metro Atlanta locations were included in the list, which also had franchises in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia.
"Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. takes the security of guest information very seriously and is working closely with the affected store locations to provide notice to potentially affected guests," according to the company's statement. "Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. encourages all potentially affected guests to monitor their financial accounts for any unauthorized activity and to check their credit scores."
The corresponding law enforcement agencies have been notified, the statement said.
For more information, contact Zaxby's at 1-877-739-8599 or visit www.zaxbys.com.