DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brinker International, Inc.
(NYSE: EAT) has named Steve Provost senior vice president of marketing and
brand strategy for the company's 45-unit upscale casual Italian-American
brand, Maggiano's Little Italy.
Provost joins Brinker with almost two decades of restaurant and
foodservice industry experience, including his most recent role as Chief
Marketing Officer and EVP for Quizno's Subs and Sandwiches.
His career also includes a series of progressive leadership roles within
the YUM! Brands, Inc. organization, including Chief Marketing and Innovation
Officer for Long John Silver's and A&W; Senior Vice President of Franchising
and Vice President of Marketing for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
In his new role, Provost is tasked with branding, advertising and
development of overall marketing strategy as well as food and beverage
initiatives for the Maggiano's Little Italy brand.
Provost will report to Wyman Roberts, Chief Marketing Officer for Brinker
International and President of Maggiano's Little Italy.
"The breadth and depth of Steve's restaurant industry experience will
provide valuable insight as he leads our Maggiano's brand marketing team,"
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 28 countries and employs more than 125,000. 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 www.brinker.com.
About Maggiano's Little Italy
Maggiano's Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in
a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano's menu features both classic and
contemporary recipes -- authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks,
fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano's 45
locations worldwide offer lunch and dinner, delivery, carryout service and
banquet spaces for special occasions. For more information, visit
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