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.

Chili's Planning to Implement Apple Pay in 2016

Chili's Grill & Bar, which currently offers guests the ability to swipe and pay on demand through Ziosk tablets—located on every restaurant table—is planning to integrate mobile payment functionality on its more than 70,000 tablets nationwide starting spring 2016 with all company-owned restaurants.

Brinker Acquires 103 Franchised Chili's Restaurants

Brinker International Inc. today announced it has acquired Pepper Dining Holding Corp., a franchisee of 103 Chili's Grill & Bar restaurants primarily located in the Northeast and Southeast. The purchase price of $106.

ACSI Report Shows Customer Satisfaction Holding Steady

The satisfaction gap between fast food and full-service restaurants is the largest since 2010. Customers are less satisfied with fast food as their discretionary income improves and preferences shift in favor of quality over price, according to new data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

New Chili's Loyalty Program Combines Ease and Engagement

Chili's Grill & Bar is introducing a state-of-the-art loyalty program, My Chili's Rewards, which leverages technology, personalization, and gaming to make earning and redeeming points easier and more engaging than ever before.

Chili's to Debut Waitlist Mobile App in Partnership with NoWait

Chili's Grill & Bar today announced a partnership with NoWait, the wait list management system that will power the brand's new mobile waitlisting app.The partnership will enable Chili's guests to search nearby locations and join the waitlist remotely, track their place in line, and show up when their table is scheduled to be ready.

Ziosk and Uber Bring On-Demand Rides to Chili's Guests

Ziosk, maker of an ordering, entertainment, and pay-at-the-table tablet, announced a partnership with Uber that provides $20 new-rider credits to Chili's Grill & Bar guests nationwide. The partnership provides accessibility to Uber on a tablet interface in restaurants across the U.