Brinker International Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Snappy Salads Chris Dahlander Expands His Chain While Striving to Keep a Personal Touch

    A proper salad can be so much more than just a salad. It can have layers, depth, a mix of distinguishing ingredients as unique and special as the creator itself -- your soul in a bowl. Well, maybe that's a stretch, but for a fast healthy lunch, a tailor-made salad can stave off dullness. That's the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Want to Know How David Blaine Does That Stuff? (Don't Hold Your Breath)

    If there really were such a thing as magical power, wouldn't it be a waste to use it on card tricks? Or trying to break the record for consecutive minutes not breathing without dying? But that is what magician, illusionist and "endurance artist" David Blaine does and he did some of it last night at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    AT&T PAC's New CEO Is Familiar With Such Words As "Cash-Strapped" and "Cutbacks"

    Mark Weinstein​It's been almost a year since Mark Nerenhausen suddenly stepped down as CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center after less than two years on the job. But this morning, the AT&T PAC made it official: Mark Weinstein, ex of the Washington National Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    SEC Sues, Settles With Brinker Financial Analyst, Husband Over Insider Trading

    ​Digging through Pacer this morning, looking for something unrelated, I came across this: In Dallas federal court yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission sued Donna Hvidsten the manager of Planning and Analysis at Brinker International, and her husband Bruce, a former Brinker employee, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    One Week Before the Wet-Dry Referendum, Caraway Insists: "We've Turned up the Volume"

    ​Several Friends have asked, privately, in recent days: Whatever happened to Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's threat to drown Keep the Dollars in Dallas? As you may recall, when it came time for the council to call the election that will allow the off-premise sale of beer and wine citywide, Caraway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Chili's: Hold the Burger, Heat Up the Burrito

    ​Industry analysts say Chili's should shift its focus from burgers to burritos if the chain wants to recapture customers. Brinker International , which released its fourth quarter results today, has positioned Chili's as a family-friendly watering hole. The Associated Press reported,"Excludin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Brinker Makes a Run for the Border and Offloads Yet Another Chain to SF Firm

    ​Surprising(ish?) news late today: Brinker International just announced that a year and a half after it unloaded its majority interest Romano's Macaroni Grill to San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital, it's selling On the Border to the equity firm as well. For how much? The press release doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Now Has Its iPhone Money, Courtesy AT&T

    ​The official press release arrived early this morning, along with the official newspaper: The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts is now the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (Or both, per the Web site.) Nobody's saying how much AT&T's spending on the naming rights, only that the package inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007

    Dallas: Home to the Fortune 11

    Fifty-six of the companies listed on the new Fortune 500 list are Texas-based -- and 11 are based in Dallas proper, with Centex being the highest ranked at No. 153 and our old friend Affiliated Computer Services bringing up the rear at 424. Just missing the list was Brinker International, at No. 502 ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    That's a Wrap

    Meet the new 800-pound gorilla of Dallas film festivals

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2005
  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Return of the Black Widow

    Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.

  • Dining

    January 2, 2003

    Big Death

    Fading flashiness marked the year in Dallas dining

  • Dining

    October 24, 2002

    Look at Her

    Buy a map, find Little Elm and head to Café C. Your belly will thank you.

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Okra Shock

    Gumbo's grub could be addicting

  • Dining

    August 23, 2001

    The Hole in the Doughnut

    Carrollton missed the boom, but still hopes to attract restaurant business

  • Dining

    March 22, 2001

    The Color of Money

    Does restaurant service differ because of race? Depends on whom you ask.

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    The girl can't help it

    Laura Miller says she'd "love" to run for mayor

  • Dining

    December 31, 1998

    Let 'em eat loin

    1998 was a year of lusty carnivores, raw fish, and orgiastic indulgence

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Flying blind

    With the mayor and city manager leading the charge, the city council moves full speed on an arena deal that doesn't even exist yet

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    Jurist imprudence

    The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator

  • Dining

    April 3, 1997

    Gogh on home

    Marty's superb takeout food is lost in the confusion of its new eat-in concept

  • Calendar

    February 20, 1997
  • News

    February 13, 1997
  • News

    May 30, 1996


    For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?