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Positive Signs Emerge for Brinker, Chili's in Second Quarter

Brinker International saw its business track upward in the second quarter, perhaps providing early proof that recent traffic-driving initiatives are paying dividends. On a per-share basis, the parent company of Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy posted profit of 54 cents, or net income of 25.

Is a New Menu Enough to Save Chili’s?

Despite ending the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 with a 9 percent drop in traffic, a 3.4 percent drop in same-store sales, and major impacts from hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Chili’s leadership—and its investors—are hopeful.

Chili's Traffic Stalls in 1Q. But Are Better Days Ahead?

Chili’s traffic fell nearly 9 percent during the first quarter of its fiscal 2018, which the brand attributed primarily to hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The traffic decline coincided with a 3.4 percent drop in same-store sales, compared to a 1.

Chili's Says Goodbye to its Massive Menu

Monday marked the end of an era at Chili’s. The brand introduced its “less is more” menu at all restaurants nationwide. The new menu has 75 items, which is a 40 percent cut from its previous offerings—a sign of just how massive the previous menu actually was.

Chili's Names New EVP to Lead Culinary Innovation

Brinker International, Inc. announced Steve Provost was named executive vice president and chief marketing and innovation officer of Chili's Grill & Bar. In this role, Provost will lead the brand's consumer insights, culinary innovation, and marketing teams.

Brinker International Names Kelli Valade President of Chili's

Brinker International, Inc. announced Wednesday that Kelli Valade has been named President of Chili's Grill & Bar. In this role, Valade will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of domestic restaurant operations, marketing, franchising and PeopleWorks for the brand.

Brinker Disappointed in Recent Sales Performance

Brinker International, Inc. announced results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 23.Highlights include the following:Brinker International total revenues increased 5.2 percent to $824.6 million and company sales increased 5.

Chili's Invests in To-Go Business With Online Ordering Platform

Chili's Grill & Bar is partnering with Olo, a leading digital ordering provider, to power its online ordering platform and build an infrastructure for future capabilities. This partnership is a strategic investment in Chili's to-go business and will support future growth through an improved digital experience for guests using their smartphones, tablets or PCs to order online.