I just received a notice that all nine of the dining chains owned by Earl Investments– aka Robert Earl– have suffered a massive data breach.
This is the chain heavily invested in and identified with Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarezenegger.
And this does mean Planet Hollywood in Times Square and most of the restaurants owned by this group.
Earl Enterprises recently became aware of a data security incident potentially affecting payment card information of a limited number of guests that dined at certain of Earl Enterprises’ restaurants. Potentially affected restaurants include the following brands: Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy!, Mixology and Tequila Taqueria. We are providing this notice to our guests to inform them of the incident and steps they can take to help protect themselves. The security and privacy of our guests’ payment card data is a top priority, and Earl Enterprises deeply regrets that this incident occurred.
The malicious software was designed to capture payment card data, which could have included credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and, in some cases, cardholder names. Although the dates of potentially affected transactions vary by location, guests that used their payment cards at potentially affected locations between May 23, 2018 and March 18, 2019 may have been affected by this incident. Online orders paid for online through third-party applications or platforms were not affected by this incident.
Sounds bad. Maybe Rambo, John McClane, or the Terminator can come in and fix this problem.
PS Didn’t I just see the Earl of Sandwich in King Lear on Broadway? He didn’t mention a thing about it!