Jimmy John's, the Illinois-based sandwich chain that offers freaky-fast subs and free smells, said Tuesday that it recently suffered a security breach. Specifically, customers' credit and debit card information was compromised at 216 of its stores, including six in Georgia and four in the Atlanta area.
The following local stores were affected, per the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
- Store 1860 Norcross, Ga., 6135 Peachtree Parkway Ste. 301 - July 1, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014.
- Store 0444 Atlanta, Ga., 365 14th St. NW - July 1, 2014 - Aug. 2, 2014.
- Store 0986 Atlanta, Ga., 925A Peachtree St NE - July 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014.
- Store 1603 Alpharetta, Ga., 4180 Old Milton Parkway Ste. 1B - July 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014.
In a press release, Jimmy John's said it is offering identity protection services to affected customers.
We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may have on our customers. Jimmy John's values the privacy and security of its customers' information, and is offering identity protection services to impacted customers, although Jimmy John's does not collect its customers' Social Security numbers. To take advantage of these services, please visit CONTACTS & INFORMATION. For more information, call (855) 398-6442. In addition, customers are encouraged to monitor their credit and debit card accounts, and notify their bank if they notice any suspicious activity. Additional recommendations for protecting your information can be found at RECOMMENDATIONS.