Sam Tell and Son Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Sam Tell and Son Inc. (“Sam Tell”) regarding its recent data breach. The Sam Tell data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Sam Tell is a foodservice equipment solutions company based in New York. Founded in 1956, Sam Tell is one of the largest restaurant and foodservice equipment and supplies dealerships in the nation, with a detail-oriented kitchen design department, highly-skilled installers, and restaurant smallwares experts.2 Serving restaurants & bars, sports & entertainment venues, hospitality businesses, and corporate facilities, Sam Tell designs, builds, and supplies kitchens, bars, seating areas, and more.3 Headquartered in Farmingdale, New York, Sam Tell has an additional location in New York City and employs over 200 individuals.


Recently, Sam Tell discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. On January 31, 2024, Sam Tell began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license and/or state ID number
  • Financial information (e.g., financial account number, routing number, financial institution name)

If you received a breach notification letter from Sam Tell and Son Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Sam Tell data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Sam Tell and Son Inc.:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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