Brinker International Announces Reopening of Chili's Restaurant in Reading, UK

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Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) has reopened its Chili's restaurant location at The Oracle in Reading. The kitchen of the restaurant underwent a renovation after a small fire occurred after business hours on January 7, 2009.

Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) has reopened its Chili's restaurant location at The Oracle in Reading. The kitchen of the restaurant underwent a renovation after a small fire occurred after business hours on January 7, 2009.

Chili's seized the opportunity to incorporate the latest kitchen and cooking technology, designed to provide efficient service with high quality. After completely re-building the kitchen, Chili's Reading (http://www.chilis.uk.com/locations/reading.html) reopened at The Oracle on March 11.

The restaurant, which originally opened in 2000, seats 250 guests and employs more than 65 people.

"The Reading location is one of our most popular UK locations and we are excited about its reopening and being able to offer our loyal guests a great dining experience in a newly renovated and state of the art kitchen," said John Reale, President of Global Business Development at Brinker International.

Brinker currently owns, operates, and franchises 194 restaurants outside the U.S., with locations in 27 countries and one territory. The Reading location is one of six Chili's restaurants owned in the UK by U.S.-based Brinker International. Other Chili's locations in the UK include: Cambridge, Basildon, Hatfield, Canary Wharf, and Belfast.

About Brinker International

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), is one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than 1 million guests daily. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries and one territory, and employs more than 100,000. Brinker restaurant brands include Chili's(R) Grill & Bar, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina(R) and Maggiano's Little Italy(R). The company was named one of FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired Food Service Companies in 2009 and was honored by the magazine as one of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and the Top 50 Employers for Women. For more information, visit http://www.brinker.com.

CONTACT:
Stacey Sullivan
of Brinker International, Inc.
1-800-775-7290
Web Site: http://www.brinker.com

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