Customers of Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen in Missouri and 22 other states may have had their payment information stolen, the restaurant chain announced.

On Thursday, Aug. 16, Cheddar’s became aware of at least one unauthorized person gaining access to its network between Nov. 3, 2017 and Jan. 2, 2018, according to a release on Cheddar’s website.

Personal payment information, including customers' credit card numbers could be at risk, according to the release.

Cheddar’s disabled and replaced the affected network on April 10, and there are no signs of unauthorized access on their currently operating network, according to the release.

Representatives of Cheddar's did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday evening.

The company has also teamed up with ID Experts, an identity protection company, to provide free identity protection service for those who could potentially be affected. ID Experts provides credit monitoring, insurance reimbursement and identity theft recovery services.

To enroll for the identity protection services, call 888-258-7280 by Nov. 22.

Supervising editor is Brendan Crowley.

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