Chili's Grill & Bar


Traffic rebound lifts Chili’s comps 2%—even with a value push

Transactions increased by 4%, buoyed in part by a steep climb in takeout business.


Kelli Valade to resign as Chili’s president

The two-decade casual-dining veteran is joining TDn2K as CEO.

Have food, will travel? Operators are updating offerings and sourcing new packaging as off-premise continues to grow.

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

The brand is exploring ways of benefiting from legalized sports betting, but not in a manner that will blur its image, officials say.

The criminal enterprise is believed to have swiped credit card information for 15 million consumers.

The onetime CEO of Fired Up and COO of Brinker International spent his whole professional life in casual dining, starting at age 24 at the first Chili’s.

The Brinker International chain said it still determining how many customers may have been affected.

Sales and traffic comps remained negative for the big brand in Brinker’s portfolio.

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