Popular restaurant chain P.F. Chang's may be left holding the bag for a breach of customer credit card and debit card data. The breach reportedly began in September 2013; parent company P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. learned of the problem nine months later, after information from seven million cards had been acquired illegally.
The company now faces a potential class action lawsuit from customers affected by the breach. The plaintiffs maintain that the company could have prevented the breach and allege that the failure to prevent it constituted a breach of implied contract.