Payment Card Data Theft Resulting from Malware Attack of Point-of Sale Systems Affects 166 Applebee’s Restaurants in 15 States

On March 2, 2018, RMH Franchise Holdings (“RMH”) announced that it

. . . recently learned about a data incident affecting certain payment cards used at RMH-owned Applebee’s restaurants that [RMH] operate as a franchisee. [RMH is] providing this notice to [its] guests as a precaution to inform them of the incident and to call their attention to some steps they can take to help protect themselves. RMH operates its point-of-sale systems isolated from the broader Applebee’s network, and this notice applies only to RMH-owned Applebee’s restaurants.

Unauthorized Software Placed on Point-of-Sale Systems

RMH stated that it discovered the data incident on February 13, 2018 and “. . . believes that unauthorized software placed on the point-of-sale system at certain RMH-owned and -operated Applebee’s restaurants was designed to capture payment card information and may have affected a limited number of purchases made at those locations.”

Consumer Information Possibly Compromised by the Applebee’s Point-of-Sale Malware Attack Includes Guest Names, Credit or Debit Card Numbers, Expiration Dates, and Card Verification Codes

According to RMH’s data breach announcement:

Certain guests’ names, credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes processed during limited time periods could have been affected. The exact dates vary by location. . . . Payments made online or using self-pay tabletop devices were not affected by this incident.

166 of 167 Applebee’s Restaurants Impacted by Point-of-Sale Malware Attack reported that RMH “warned that of the 167 Applebee’s restaurants it owns and operates, 166 of them suffered a data breach in which point-of-sale systems were infected with malware designed to capture payment cards for anyone who dined at the restaurants.”  Additionally, reported that “[i]nfection periods vary by location, but the earliest infections began on Nov. 23, 2017, and none appear to have lasted longer than Jan. 2, the company says. It has not published an estimate of the number of payment cards that hackers compromised.”

Applebee’s Restaurants Affected by the Data Breach Are Located in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming
AL  Foley  2409 South McKenzie Street
AL  Mobile  4940 Government Blvd


AZ  Gilbert  4712 E Ray Rd
AZ  Glendale  5880 W Peoria Ave
AZ  Glendale  9330 W Northern Ave
AZ  Goodyear  13832 W McDowell Rd
AZ  Laveen  5210 W Baseline Rd
AZ  Mesa  1143 N Higley Rd
AZ  Mesa  2032 E Baseline Rd
AZ  Mesa  2053 S Alma School Rd
AZ  Mesa  6259 E Southern Ave
AZ  Peoria  8001 W Bell Rd
AZ  Phoenix  2 E Camelback Rd
AZ  Phoenix  2180 E Baseline Rd
AZ  Phoenix  2547 N 44th St
AZ  Phoenix  2651 N. 75th Ave
AZ  Prescott  1881 E State Route 69
AZ  Sierra Vista  3899 El Mercado Loop
AZ  Surprise  13756 W Bell Rd
AZ  Tempe  1655 W Elliot Rd
AZ  Tempe  909 E Broadway Rd
AZ  Tucson  2230 W Ina Rd
AZ  Tucson  4625 E Grant Rd
AZ  Tucson  565 E Wetmore Rd
AZ  Tucson  5870 E Broadway Blvd


FL  Crestview  215 Rasberry Road
FL  Miramar Beach  8670 Hwy 98 West
FL  Pensacola  165 East Nine Mile Road
FL  Pensacola  5091 Bayou Blvd


IL  Bradley  1040 N. Kinzie Avenue
IL  Calumet City  1719 River Oaks Drive
IL  Chicago  6656 W. Grand Avenue
IL  Chicago  7519 S. Cicero Avenue
IL  Country Club Hills  4029 W. 167th Street
IL  Crestwood  4937 W. Cal Sag Road
IL  DeKalb  2411 Sycamore Road
IL  Elgin  125 S. Randall Road
IL  Evergreen Park  2401 W. 95th Street
IL  Hodgkins  9380 Joliet Road
IL  Joliet  2400 W. Jefferson Street
IL  Joliet  2795 Plainfield Road
IL  McHenry  1700 N. Richmond Road
IL  Peru  1507 36th Street
IL  Zion  2015 Sheridan Road


IN  Angola  202 East Jacob Avenue
IN  Auburn  507 Ley Drive
IN  Elkhart  3241 Interchange Drive
IN  Ft. Wayne  4510 N. Clinton Street
IN  Ft. Wayne  5414 Meijer Drive
IN  Ft. Wayne  5788 Coventry Lane
IN  Ft. Wayne  6525 Lima Road
IN  Goshen  1807 Rieth Road
IN  Granger  6615 N. Main Street
IN  Huntington  346 Hauenstein Road
IN  Kendallville  602 Fairview Blvd.
IN  Merrillville  8425 Broadway
IN  Munster  330 Ridge Road
IN  Plymouth  2225 N. Oak Road
IN  Portage  6211 US Highway 6
IN  Richmond  4425 National Rd E
IN  Schererville  650 W. Lincoln Highway
IN  South Bend  1150 Ireland Road
IN  South Bend  3703 Portage Road
IN  Valparaiso  670 W. Morthland
IN  Warsaw  2621 E. Center Street


KS  Emporia  2901 Eaglecrest Drive
KS  Manhattan  100 Manhattan Town Center
KS  Topeka  5928 SW 17th Street


KY  Crestview Hills  30 Town Center Blvd
KY  Danville  300 Skywatch Dr
KY  Florence  7383 Turfway Rd
KY  Frankfort  1307 US Highway 127 S
KY  Georgetown  1500 Oxford Dr
KY  Highland Heights  2810 Alexandria Pike
KY  Lexington  1761 Sharkey Way
KY  Lexington  1856 Alysheba Way
KY  Lexington  4009 Nicholasville Rd Block B
KY  Maysville  175 Wal Mart Way
KY  Mt Sterling  690 Maysville Rd
KY  Nicholasville  113 N Plaza Dr
KY  Richmond  853 Eastern Bypass
KY  Winchester  1525 W Lexington Ave


MO  Maryville  2919 South Main Street
MO  St Joseph  4004 Frederick Blvd


MS  Ocean Springs  1601 Bienville Blvd


NE  Columbus  328 E. 23rd Street
NE  Grand Island  721 Diers Avenue
NE  Hastings  2303 Osborne Drive
NE  Kearney  5605 2nd Avenue
NE  Lincoln  318 Gateway Mall
NE  Lincoln  3730 Village Drive
NE  Lincoln  3951 N. 27th Street
NE  North Platte  102 Platte Oasis Pkwy
NE  Scottsbluff  2302 Frontage Road #10
NE  Sidney  625 Cabela Drive
NE  York  4619 S. Lincoln Avenue


OH  Boardman  6691 South Ave
OH  Chillicothe  820 N Bridge St
OH  Cincinnati  4440 Glen Este Withamsville  Rd
OH  Cincinnati  5050 Crookshank Rd
OH  Cincinnati  7920 Beechmont Ave
OH  Cincinnati  8565 Winton Rd
OH  Cincinnati  9595 Colerain Ave
OH  Columbus  1161 Polaris Pkwy
OH  Columbus  1590 Georgesville Square Dr
OH  Columbus  3894 Morse Rd
OH  Columbus  480 Ackerman Rd
OH  Dayton  105 N Springboro Pike
OH  Dayton  6242 Wilmington Pike
OH  Defiance  1003 N. Clinton St.
OH  Fairfield  5331 Pleasant Ave
OH  Findlay  2531 Tiffin Avenue
OH  Fremont  2200 St. Rt. 53
OH  Grove City  2020 Stringtown Rd
OH  Hamilton  3169 Princeton Rd
OH  Hamilton  700 NW Washington Blvd
OH  Heath  967 Hebron Rd
OH  Hilliard  5561 Westchester Woods Blvd
OH  Huber Heights  8331 Old Troy Pike
OH  Kettering  1795 Delco Park Dr
OH  Lancaster  1615 River Valley Cir N
OH  Lima  1925 Roschman Avenue
OH  Lima  3296 Elida Road
OH  Marion  1514 Mt Vernon Ave
OH  Marysville  1099 Delaware Ave
OH  Mason  9660 S Mason Montgomery Rd
OH  Maumee  531 Dussel Dr.
OH  Middletown  3240 Towne Blvd
OH  Niles  904 Great East Plz
OH  Northwood  3007 Curtice Road
OH  Reynoldsburg  2755 Brice Rd
OH  Sidney  221 N Vandemark Rd
OH  Springboro  881 W Central Ave
OH  Springfield  1800 W 1st St
OH  Toledo  266 E. Alexis Road
OH  Toledo  4702 Monroe Street
OH  Toledo  7340 W Central Ave
OH  Troy  1759 W Main St
OH  West Chester  6084 Mulhauser Rd
OH  Xenia  1991 Harner Dr


OK  Ada  1220 N. Mississippi
OK  Altus  3501 North Main Street
OK  Ardmore  2680 West Broadway
OK  Duncan  2002 N. US Hwy 81
OK  Durant  1001 Westside Drive
OK  Lawton  6211 NW Cache Rd


PA  Hermitage  201 S Hermitage Rd


TX  Amarillo  2810 Soncy Road
TX  Amarillo  5630 W. Amarillo Blvd
TX  Brownsville  2912 Boca Chica Blvd
TX  Corpus Christi  6691 South Padre Island Drive
TX  Edinburg  1913 West Trenton Road
TX  Harlingen  1519 West Harrison
TX  Laredo  10719 International Blvd
TX  Laredo  7601 San Dario
TX  Lubbock  4025 South Loop 289
TX  McAllen  514 E. Expressway 83
TX  North McAllen  4601 N. 10th Street
TX  Palmhurst  306 E Mile 3 Road
TX  Portland  1820 US 181 Frontage Rd
TX  Weslaco  1829 W. Expressway 83
TX  Wichita Falls  2911 Kemp Blvd


WY  Cheyenne  1401 Dell Range Blvd
WY  Evansville  359 Miracle Street
WY  Gillette  1927 Cliff Davis Drive
WY  Laramie  3209 Grand Avenue
WY  Rock Springs  2491 Foothill Blvd
Source: RMH Franchise Holdings. This link also contains the dates Applebee’s locations were affected by the malware attack.
Applebee’s Consumers Whose Information May Have Been Compromised by the Data Breach

If you have received a notice or otherwise believe that your personal information may have been stolen or compromised, please contact Michael Yarnoff, Esq., [email protected], (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your potential legal rights.

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