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P.F. Changs has confirmed there has been a compromise of credit card and debit cards in their chain of restaurants on their blog today. The company was alerted to the compromise not by their internal detection or security tools, but like so many other organizations, by the U.S. Secret Service.

At this time the company is not able to identify when the compromise started, or the how many stores, or the number of specific cards that have been compromised.

The company stated in that their response regarding the incident:

P.F. Chang’s has already reported this incident to the card companies. We provided manual credit card imprinting devices to all P.F. Chang’s China Bistro branded restaurants in the continental U.S. to prevent any further potential exposure of our guests’ credit and debit card information.

When a breach is so bad, you are not able to trust your systems to the point you have to rely on manual credit card process we have reached Payment Apocalypse. What impact will this breach end up having on their bottom line?