At least five area Sonic Drive-In’s had their data breached as part of Sonic’s nationwide data breach in 2017.
It affected two College Station locations as well as locations in Madisonville, Brenham and Hempstead between April and October 2017.
The data breach is the focus of a recent lawsuit, as nearly 300 Sonic restaurants across the country were affected. The lawsuit claimed Sonic failed to protect its payment systems or update them with current technology.
Sonic Drive-in has denied all claims, but has agreed to a nearly $5M settlement. Affected customers can collect reimbursement payments beginning April 19th.