David Parsley Named SVP Supply Chain Management for Brinker International

DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) today named David Parsley Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management.

In his new role, Parsley will serve as a member of the executive leadership team and oversee all aspects of supply chain management including the purchasing, distribution and quality assurance functions for Brinker International and its two brands, Chili's® Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy®.

Parsley brings to Brinker a consistent record of leadership in large-scale procurement, logistics management, distribution and quality assurance for the restaurant industry, most recently as CEO of Centralized Supply Chain Service, a supply chain co-op buying primarily for DineEquity, Inc. Prior to that, Parsley spent a decade managing the same functions for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar.

"As rising commodity costs continue to put pressure on the foodservice industry, Brinker remains resolute in our proactive assault on margins," said Doug Brooks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brinker International. "David Parsley is legendary in our industry for his proven ability to improve profitability and reduce procurement and delivery costs. As a member of the Brinker leadership team, Parsley will lead the charge to tackle the supply chain management critical to our business while continuing to deliver the high quality food and dining experience our guests have come to expect from our brands."

About Brinker International

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), is one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,500 restaurants in 31 countries and two territories and employs more than 100,000 team members. Brinker's wholly-owned restaurant brands include Chili's® Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy®. Brinker also holds a minority investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill®. For more information, visit www.brinker.com.

SOURCE Brinker International, Inc.

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