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Brinker International Reports May Comparable Sales


DALLAS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), announced today May comparable restaurant sales decreased 2.8 percent for the four-week period ending May 30, 2007.

Comparable restaurant sales for Brinker and the four brands were as follows:

    Month of May Comparable Restaurant Sales
    May FY07 and May FY06; Percentage

                           May FY07     May FY06      May FY07     May FY07
                          Comp-Sales   Comp-Sales  Price Increase  Mix-Shift
    Brinker International    (2.8)        (2.3)          0.9          0.2
      Chili's                (3.0)        (1.7)          0.7         (0.4)
      Macaroni Grill         (2.1)        (5.2)          1.9          3.0
      On The Border          (4.2)        (3.8)          0.2         (0.2)
      Maggiano's             (1.5)         1.6           1.1         (0.9)

A recorded message providing May sales will be available beginning Wednesday, June 6, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern through Wednesday, June 27 by dialing 1-973-528-0005 and entering pass code 1313. The company plans to release fiscal year 2007 results and fiscal year 2008 earnings guidance on August 9, 2007.

At the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2007, Brinker International either owned, operated, or franchised 1,756 restaurants under the names Chili's Grill & Bar (1,318 units), Romano's Macaroni Grill (242 units), On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (156 units), and Maggiano's Little Italy (40 units).

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by general business and economic conditions, the impact of competition, the impact of acquisitions and divestitures and other strategic transactions, the seasonality of the company's business, adverse weather conditions, future commodity prices, fuel and utility costs and availability, terrorists acts, consumer perception of food safety, changes in consumer taste and behavior, health epidemics or pandemics, changes in demographic trends, availability of employees, unfavorable publicity, the company's ability to meet its growth plan, acts of God, governmental regulations, and inflation.

Contacts: Stacey Calbert, Media Relations Laura Conn, Investor Relations

              (800) 775-7290                    (972) 770-5810

SOURCE  Brinker International, Inc.
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    /CONTACT: Stacey Calbert, Media Relations, 1-800-775-7290, or Laura Conn,
Investor Relations, +1-972-770-5810, both of Brinker International, Inc./
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CO:  Brinker International, Inc.
ST:  Texas

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