Brinker International Reports March Sales

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Brinker International, Inc.

    DALLAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:   EAT), a
 leader in casual dining, announced today comparable store sales results for
 the four-week period ending March 28, 2001, increased 3.7 percent.  This
 performance was driven by increases at Chili's of 5.5 percent and Macaroni
 Grill of 3.1 percent. Comparable store sales at On The Border were down
 3.9 percent.
     Chili's and Macaroni Grill comparable store sales included a 2.6 percent
 and 1.8 percent price increase impact respectively, and a negligible change in
 mix-shift.  On The Border comparable store sales included a 1.4 percent price
 increase impact.
     A recorded message providing perspective on this sales information will be
 available beginning Wednesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. CDT through Friday, April
 6 by dialing 1-303-804-1855 and entering pass code 976047.  The Company will
 release earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2001 on Tuesday, April
 24 prior to the market open.  The Company will be holding its third quarter
 conference call at 10:00 a.m. CDT that day.  Comparable sales for the five-
 week period March 29 through May 2, 2001, will be released on Wednesday,
 May 9 at 3 p.m. CDT, with a recorded message available at 3:30 p.m. CDT.
     Brinker International either owns, operates, or franchises more than
 1,100 restaurants under the names Chili's Grill & Bar, Romano's Macaroni
 Grill, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Cozymel's Coastal Mexican Grill,
 Maggiano's Little Italy, Corner Bakery Cafe, Big Bowl and EatZi's Market and
 Bakery.
     The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
 forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements involve risks
 and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by general business and
 economic conditions, the impact of competition, the seasonality of the
 company's business, governmental regulations, and inflation.
 
 

SOURCE Brinker International, Inc.
    DALLAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:   EAT), a
 leader in casual dining, announced today comparable store sales results for
 the four-week period ending March 28, 2001, increased 3.7 percent.  This
 performance was driven by increases at Chili's of 5.5 percent and Macaroni
 Grill of 3.1 percent. Comparable store sales at On The Border were down
 3.9 percent.
     Chili's and Macaroni Grill comparable store sales included a 2.6 percent
 and 1.8 percent price increase impact respectively, and a negligible change in
 mix-shift.  On The Border comparable store sales included a 1.4 percent price
 increase impact.
     A recorded message providing perspective on this sales information will be
 available beginning Wednesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. CDT through Friday, April
 6 by dialing 1-303-804-1855 and entering pass code 976047.  The Company will
 release earnings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2001 on Tuesday, April
 24 prior to the market open.  The Company will be holding its third quarter
 conference call at 10:00 a.m. CDT that day.  Comparable sales for the five-
 week period March 29 through May 2, 2001, will be released on Wednesday,
 May 9 at 3 p.m. CDT, with a recorded message available at 3:30 p.m. CDT.
     Brinker International either owns, operates, or franchises more than
 1,100 restaurants under the names Chili's Grill & Bar, Romano's Macaroni
 Grill, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Cozymel's Coastal Mexican Grill,
 Maggiano's Little Italy, Corner Bakery Cafe, Big Bowl and EatZi's Market and
 Bakery.
     The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
 forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements involve risks
 and uncertainties and, consequently, could be affected by general business and
 economic conditions, the impact of competition, the seasonality of the
 company's business, governmental regulations, and inflation.
 
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