Restaurant dealmaking is heating up again with the start of a consumer spending recovery and greater access to capital that has whetted private equity firms’ appetite after a two-year fast. CKE Restaurants Inc (CKR.N), the owner of Hardee’s and Carl’s…

Brinker International Inc.’s fiscal third-quarter earnings rose, but same-restaurant sales at the company’s flagship Chili’s Grill & Bar fell as it’s trying to wean customers off discounts. Chili’s is struggling as it tries to transition from a discount-reliant bar-and-grill chain…

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter fiscal 2010 results on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by CCBN and…

Brinker International Inc. will spend $100 million to improve the kitchen technology at its Chili’s Grill & Bar chain, one of several “transformational changes we are going to make to our business,” chief executive Doug Brooks said Friday. Brooks updated…

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), will be hosting its 2010 Analyst Meeting in Dallas on Friday, March 26, 2010 beginning at 8:30 a.m. CDT.     A simulcast of the presentation will be available on the company’s web site –…

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), parent company of  Chili’s® Grill & Bar, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® and Maggiano’s Little Italy®, congratulates two of its national charitable partners, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and Susan G. Komen for…

Mamma Mia! Maggiano’s Little Italy® introduces their “Menu For Two” – a fixed-price, chef-inspired, three-course menu all for just $40. Available now at participating nationwide locations, Maggiano’s invites guests to select from a list of signature appetizers or salads and…

Maggiano’s Little Italy(R) officially welcomes Austin residents and Hill Country visitors today with its grand opening at The Domain. This is the first Maggiano’s Little Italy to open in Austin and fifth location in Texas, bringing the total number of…