Three Michiana restaurants affected in Dairy Queen data breach

Three Dairy Queen locations in Michiana were involved in a recent data breach involving DQ restaurants.

Dairy Queen's parent company, International Dairy Queen, Inc., confirmed Thursday in a press release 395 of its stores nationwide were infected with the "Backoff" malware that is targeting retailers across the country.

Here in Michiana that includes these restaurants: 1847 Lincoln Way E, South Bend; 416 N. Main St., Middlebury; 909 Lincoln Way, Ligonier.

The company says customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates were compromised.

An investigation revealed that a third-party vendor's compromised account credentials were used to access systems at some locations.

The company is offering free identity repair services for one year to customers in the U.S. who used their payment card at one of the impacted DQ locations or the one Orange Julius location during the relevant time period.  

Information about these services and other steps that affected DQ and Orange Julius customers can take to help protect themselves is posted on the company's website at

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