DALLAS, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brinker International, Inc.
(NYSE: EAT) was recently selected as the Corporate Rising Star Award recipient
at the Women's Business Council Southwest Parade of Stars. The award is given
annually to a corporation who, through their active participation, has grown
their Supplier Diversity program and made strides in utilizing Women Business
Enterprises (WBEs). Only companies with formal Supplier Diversity programs
implemented since 2006 are eligible. Previous winners include Merrill Lynch,
Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport and last year's winner, Dell Inc.
David Robinson, senior manager of supplier diversity for Brinker
International accepted the award on the company's behalf.
"Although Brinker is the recipient of this honor, this was a collaborative
effort comprised of the support of the WBCS Council, WBEs, other Council
Corporate members who mentor and share their knowledge, and the dedication
throughout the Brinker organization to this commitment," said Robinson.
"Brinker is dedicated to ensuring we are including Minority and Women Business
Enterprises (MWBE) in bid opportunities."
In addition to the Rising Star nomination, Brinker topped the list of
nominees with nominations in the categories of Corporation of the Year and
Corporate Advocate of the Year for employees Robinson and Susan Spring senior
director of facilities.
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 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). Brinker also holds a minority
investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill(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 www.brinker.com.
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