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Chili's Grill & Bar

Leadership

Wyman Roberts is retiring as Brinker International CEO

Kevin Hochman, president of KFC U.S., will head Chili’s parent company. Dyke Shipp, KFC’s division president, will replace him at KFC for the short-term.

Workforce

Chili's parent extends education perks to workers' family members

Spouses, domestic partners and children of Brinker managers can get free GED and associate's degree training and more through the Best You EDU program.

Parent company Brinker’s stock price plunged Wednesday as costs increase and margins thin despite higher prices. The company is looking at ways to improve efficiency.

The chain is bringing Rita the Robot to 51 more locations after tests showed employees are making good use of her.

Plus, Restaurant Rewind looks at past efforts by full-service operators to enter the drive-thru business.

The chain will sell limited quantities of shirts, hats, socks and more to celebrate its 47th birthday.

The variant led to staffing headaches at Chili’s and Maggiano’s in January, putting a kink in their comeback from COVID.

The CEO of Chili’s and Maggiano’s leaned on a lifetime of restaurant experience to weather a challenge no one was prepared for, creating a new blueprint for growth in the process.

Brinker International is adding an average of 1,000 workers a week at Chili’s and Maggiano’s going into a busy season.

Parent Brinker International saw operating margins fall in the first quarter but said demand remains strong.

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