Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. traces its roots back to 1975, when Chili’s® Grill & Bar first opened its doors in Dallas, Texas. Chili’s started as a neighborhood-style restaurant that served quality homemade food in a casual atmosphere. Sales grew quickly and additional restaurants flourished. In 1983, Chili’s, Inc. attracted the attention of Norman Brinker, one of the restaurant industry’s preeminent leaders. In 1991, under his leadership, the name was changed to Brinker International, Inc. and the company went public and global.
With more than 1,600 restaurants and 100,000 team members, Chili’s is one of the world’s leading casual dining brands. Every day, we welcome more than a million guests to our restaurants in dozens of countries. Our teams, like our guests, represent a broad range of cultures, each bringing their own ideas, insights and experiences to the table. We’re driven by integrity, teamwork, passion and an unwavering commitment to making sure every guest has an exceptional dining experience.