Chipotle says payment system was hacked

April 25, 2017

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said on Tuesday that it detected unauthorized activity on its payment system this spring.

The company did not have details about the extent of the hack, and how many restaurants or customers could have been affected. CFO Jack Hartung said during the company’s earnings call on Tuesday that the hack affected the company’s credit card systems from March 24 through April 18.

Hartung said the company immediately began an investigation, working with cyber security firms.

“We believe the actions taken have stopped the unauthorized activity,” he said.

The news put a damper on an otherwise strong