Wendy's says more than 1,000 restaurants affected by hack


NEW YORK – Wendy's said hackers were able to steal customer's credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought.

The hamburger chain said Thursday hackers were able to obtain card numbers, names, expiration dates and codes on the card, beginning in late fall. Some customer's cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores. Wendy's Co. urged customers to check their accounts for any fraudulent purchases.

The Dublin, Ohio, company first announced it was investigating a possible hack in January. In May, it said malware was found in fewer than 300 restaurants. About a month later, it said two types of malware were found and the number of restaurants affected was "considerably higher."

There are more than 5,700 Wendy's restaurants in the U.S.

Wendy's said Thursday it would post a list of affected restaurants on its website. As of Thursday afternoon, the list wasn't posted because of "technical difficulties."

Reports said from Dec. 2, 2015 through June 8, 2016 customers at these Houston locations may have been affected:

Houston - 9500 SOUTH MAIN STREET

Houston - 8436 HIGHWAY 6 NORTH

Houston - 3710 SCOTT STREET

Houston - 243 GREENS ROAD

Houston - 15355 WALLISVILLE ROAD

Houston - 14027 WESTHEIMER

Houston - 7215 FONDREN

Houston - 6101 HILLCROFT

Houston - 1127 WEST RANKIN ROAD

Houston - 5003 KIRBY

Houston - 3950 S. TERMINAL ROAD E#22

Houston - 7920 HOWARD DRIVE

Houston - 715 W 28TH ST

Houston - 10780 WESTHEIMER ROAD

Houston - 7090A W. OREM DRIVE

Houston - 10715 NORTH FREEWAY

Humble - 10015 FM 1960 BYPASS

Bellaire - 4544 BISSONNET


Cypress - 12611 LOUETTA STREET

Pearland - 1722 NORTH MAIN

Stafford - 13693 MURPHY ROAD