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That was then…
Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. traces its roots back to 1975, when Chili’s Grill & Bar first opened its doors in Dallas. The following year it was renamed Chili's, Inc., and in 1991, to encompass a growing restaurant portfolio, the name was changed to Brinker International, Inc.

Chili's started as a neighborhood-style restaurant that served quality homemade food in a casual atmosphere. Sales grew quickly and additional restaurants flourished. In 1983, Chili's, Inc. attracted the attention of Norman Brinker, one of the restaurant industry's preeminent leaders. He joined the company and under his leadership, we went public that same year.

And this is now…
Just look at how we’ve grown! Today:

  • We and our franchisees operate more than 1,600 restaurants in 31 countries and two territories
  • Our brands include Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy