Brinker International purchases restaurant chain
According to information published by the company, Brinker International runs more than 1,750 restaurants in 24 countries with many of these being owned by franchisees. The company, which is based in Dallas (Texas), has now taken over the 95 restaurant strong "Chili's Grill&Bar" chain from Pepper Dining for around 155 million dollars. A further 38 Chili’s businesses should be set up over the next few years.
Besides Chili's Grill&Bar, Brinker also grants franchise licences for the restaurant concepts: Romano's Macaroni Grill, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and Maggiano's Little Italy. As well as being found in the USA, Brinker International is also active in the Middle East, Mexico, the Caribbean, in Asia, Australia and Great Britain.