California employers must make it possible for workers to take scheduled breaks but cannot be held liable if employees decide to work instead of rest, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday. The state high court ruling came amid a proliferation…

Chance to win Sandals® resort vacation, plus credit toward future banquets at Maggiano’s Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  New Year’s Eve proposals and upcoming Valentine’s Day engagements will have wedding bells ringing soon for couples across the country. Maggiano’s Little Italy®, a…

Maggiano’s Little Italy is introducing a new beverage menu, giving guests more options and better value than ever before. With premium offerings at an affordable price, the brand has crafted a happy hour inspired by the Italian-American roots of gathering,…

The National Restaurant Association has formed a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition. The two organizations will work together to promote the new MyPlate program. The MyPlate program highlights the nutritional values of meals served at…

A passion for giving back combined with chef-created, made-from-scratch Italian-American food inspired the “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish” campaign. This annual fundraising campaign hosted by Maggiano’s Little Italy benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.…

Brinker International has named David Parsley Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management. In his new role, Parsley will serve as a member of the executive leadership team and oversee all aspects of supply chain management including the purchasing, distribution…

An old restaurant scam is making the rounds among restaurants across the nation in a new format. Restaurants are receiving large orders of 100 or more servings of food, with payment through a scammed credit card number. The restaurant is…

The eighth annual Maggiano’s Little Italy “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish” campaign begins today in restaurants nationwide. The program runs through June 29, giving guests several delicious ways to support a great cause. The campaign benefits the nonprofit Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants…

Brinker International, a recognized leader in casual dining, has announced the election of David Deno, Michael Dixon and Jon Luther to its board of directors. “The Governance and Nominating Committee, along with the Brinker board of directors at large, conducted…

Today, the Board of Directors for Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share on the common stock of the company. The dividend will be paid on March 31, 2011 to shareholders of record as…

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), has named Ian Baines Senior Vice President of Strategic Innovation for Brinker and Chili’s Grill & Bar and promoted Carin Stutz to President of Brinker’s Global Business Development. Baines is a restaurant industry veteran with…