Chipotle beat earnings expectations today, with same-store sales growing 17.8% and revenue rising to $1.07 billion over the last quarter. But there was an asterisk pinned on that good news: The company is investigating “unauthorized activity” on a “network that supports payment processing” at Chipotle restaurants.
The investigation centers around in-store transactions that took place between March 24 and April 18. Since then, a spokesman said, the company has “implemented additional security enhancements.”
Chipotle plans to alert affected customers “as we get further clarity about the specific timeframes and restaurant locations,” he added.