Awards

Our Proud Recognitions

  • 2016

    Brinker:

    "No. 2 of North Texas' 100 Best Places to Work in 2016" from Dallas Business Journal

    "2016 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" from Dave Thomas Foundation

    Chili's:

    "2016 National Chain Winner of the Chain Operators Exchange for Culinary/Operations Innovation" from International Foodservice Manufacturers Association

    Maggiano's:

    "No. 1 Most Allergy-Friendly Large Restaurant Chain" from AllergyEats
    "Top 20 Favorite Chains" from Restaurant Business Magazine

  • 2015

    Chili's:

    "No. 11 of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" from Great Place to Work® and Fortune

    "No. 44 of 100 Best Workplaces for Women" from Great Place to Work® and Fortune

    "No. 10 of 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie" from Great Place to Work® and Fortune

    "2015 America’s Best Employers" from Forbes

    "Best Practices Award" from TDn2K (Transforming Data into Knowledge)

    "2015 Breakthrough Award: Customer Engagement Innovator" from Hospitality Technology

    "Innovative Emerging Market Technology" from the American Marketing Association

    "Platinum Award for Best Technology & Trends in the Customer Experience" from Loyalty360 CX Awards

    "Most Innovative Card Design" from BlackHawk Network

    Maggiano's:

    "No. 1 Small Chain in Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains" from AllergyEats

    Wyman Roberts:

    "Dallas 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth" from D CEO Magazine "The Power List: Digital Maverick" from Nation's Restaurant News

  • 2014

    Brinker:

    "2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" from Dave Thomas Foundation

    Chili's:

    MenuMasters Award: Best New Menu Item – Flatbreads" from Nation's Restaurant News

  • 2013

    Brinker:

    "2013 Heart of the Workplace Award" from People Report

    "No. 3 Best Place to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth" from Dallas Business Journal

    "2013 Finalist for Best Crisis Communications" from Ragan's Public Relations Daily Awards

    Chili's:

    "2013 Women Making Their Mark" from Women's Foodservice Forum

    Maggiano's:

    Nation's Favorite Casual-Dining Restaurant Chain from Market Force Information

    Edithan Ramey:

    "Most Powerful & Influential Women in Texas" from Texas Diversity Council

  • 2012

    Brinker:

    Top Honoree for 2012 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award

    "No. 4 Best Place to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth" from Dallas Business Journal

    "Corporate Advocate of the Year" from Women's Business Council - Southwest

    Chili's:

    "No. 2 in Social Media Madness competition in Dallas-Fort Worth" from Dallas Business Journal

    "No. 5 in national Social Media Madness competition" from The Business Journals

    Doug Brooks:

    "Michael F. Tamer Award" from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Kelli Valade:

    "Women in Business Awards" from Dallas Business Journal

  • 2011

    Brinker:

    "Top 5 Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth" from Dallas Business Journal

    Finalist for 2011 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award

    "2011 Most Innovative Companies in the Travel & Leisure Industry: First in Restaurant Category" from wRatings Corporation

    "50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas" from Texas Diversity Magazine

    "Top Female Executive in the Addison and North Dallas Corrido" from Addison Magazine

    "One of America's Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" from Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

    "Fourth Top Charity Golf Tournament in Dallas" from Dallas Business Journal

    "2011 Texas NAACP Torchbearer Award" from NAACP

    "HRC Corporate Equality Index Leader"

    Chili's:

    "Seventh in Casual Dining Restaurants" from Harris Poll EquiTrend Rankings

    "Superbrand Status - Chili's Kuwait" from Kuwait Superbrands Council

    "The Best of Dominican Republic 2011" from Mercado Media Network

    "Ranked fourth for Best Full-Service Burger" from Zagat Fast-Food Survey

    Maggiano's:

    "Fourth in Casual Dining Restaurants" from Harris Poll EquiTrend Rankings

    "Best of Durham Honorable Mention for Best Italian Food and Honorable Mention for Best Place to Indulge" from Durham Magazine

    "Top 100 Kid Friendly Restaurants" by OpenTable at Maggiano's Bellevue and Maggiano's Hackensack

    "Best Pasta; second for Best Desserts and Top Service; third for Top Facilities; fourth for Top Food and Full-Service Chain; and fifth for Best Steak, Best Salads, Best Appetizers, Best Value and Best Seafood" from Zagat Fast-Food Survey

    Doug Brooks:

    "2011 CEO Diversity Champion Award" from Texas Diversity Council

    "CEO Leadership in Action Award" from Profiles in Diversity Magazine

    "Father of the Year" from Father of the Year Awards

    Roger Thomson:

    "Anthony G. Marshall Hospitality Law Award" from HospitalityLawyer.com 

  • 2010

    Brinker:

    "Corporation of the Year" from DFW Native American Chamber of Commerce

    "50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas" from Texas Diversity Magazine

    "Top Asian American in Corporate America" from National Organization of Chinese Americans

    "Third Top Charity Golf Tournament in Dallas" from Dallas Business Journal

    "HRC Corporate Equality Index Leader"

    Chili's:

    "40 Best Franchises for African Americans" from Black Enterprise

    Maggiano's:

    "Best customer satisfaction in the casual dining segment in Atlanta and Chicago" from J.D. Power and Associates

    "Best Pasta, second for Top Service, second for Best Desserts, third for Top Food, third for Top Facilities, fourth for Best Steak, fourth for Best Value, fifth for Most Popular Full-Service Chains, fifth for Best Salads and fifth for Best Seafood" from Zagat Fast-Food Survey

    Doug Brooks:

    "Distinguished Alumni Chair" from Conrad Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston

    "The Norman Award" from Nation's Restaurant News

    "Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor" from Conrad Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston

    Kelli Valade:

    "Women Worth Watching" from Profiles in Diversity Magazine