DALLAS, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brinker International (NYSE:
EAT) announced organizational changes designed to maximize leadership talent
and create additional synergies across its portfolio of brands.
Todd Diener will serve as President of both the Chili's Grill & Bar and On
The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina brands. During his 27 year tenure, Diener
has served in a number of leadership roles of increasing responsibility,
including being named President of Chili's in 1998. In his expanded role,
Diener will oversee operations for both Chili's and On The Border.
In addition to his continuing role as President of Maggiano's Little
Italy, Wyman Roberts has been named Chief Marketing Officer for Brinker
International. As CMO, Roberts will lead marketing and culinary activities for
all three Brinker brands. Prior to joining Brinker International in 2005,
Roberts served in marketing executive roles for Universal Parks & Resorts and
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
"These changes will help us streamline organizational efficiencies and
elevate the guest experience across all brands," said Doug Brooks, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Brinker International. "Todd and Wyman are
tremendous leaders with vast experience in the operations, marketing and
culinary fields. They are uniquely qualified to lead change at Brinker as we
strive to be the globally dominant casual dining restaurant portfolio
As a result of these changes, Dave Orenstein has resigned as President of
On The Border. "Over the past two decades, Dave made many contributions to the
On The Border brand and to Brinker. We thank him for his service and wish him
well in his future endeavors," Brooks said.
About Brinker International
Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), is one of the world's leading
casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than 1 million guests daily.
Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, Brinker owns or franchises more
than 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries and employs more than 100,000. Brinker
restaurant brands include Chili's(R) Grill & Bar, On The Border Mexican Grill
& Cantina(R) and Maggiano's Little Italy(R). Brinker also holds a minority
investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill(R). The company was named one of FORTUNE
Magazine's Most Admired Food Service Companies in 2009 and was honored by the
magazine as one of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and the Top 50
Employers for Women. For more information, visit http://www.brinker.com.
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