DALLAS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chili's(R) Grill & Bar announced
today it has opened a new location in Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador.
Including this opening, Chili's is now located in 26 countries. Currently,
there are more than 90 Chili's restaurants in the Latin America region,
including Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and
The restaurant, which will be operated by franchise partner American Food,
will open at La Gran Via shopping center, seats 237 guests and brings
approximately 100 full-time and part-time jobs to the capital city of San
"Brinker continues to maintain a strong focus on international growth and
this opening is yet another example. El Salvador presents an attractive market
to both us and our franchise partner, American Food," said Greg Walther,
president of global business development for Brinker International. "It's
exciting to know many Salvadorans will be experiencing Chili's for the first
time, and we look forward to more expansion in Central America."
Brinker International owns, operates or franchises more than 190
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 26 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 Companies in 2006 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.
About Chili's Grill & Bar
Chili's Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker
International, a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili's offers a fun,
energetic atmosphere and a distinct, fresh mix of grilled American favorites
at more than 1,400 locations in 26 countries. For more information, please
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