DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) has awarded three vendor partners the company's highest honor, the Supplier Partner of the Year Award. In addition to improving profit margins through cost reductions, these vendors also helped Brinker and its brands successfully execute several integral company-wide initiatives.
The 2011 Brinker International Supplier Partner of the Year Award recipients include:
"Each of these three companies went above and beyond, offering innovative business solutions that enabled Brinker to not only effectively manage our bottom line in a tough economic environment, but also provide our guests, team members and restaurants better products and services," said David Parsley, senior vice president of supply chain management for Brinker International. "In the last year, the services of these exceptional vendors have made a significant impact on our business."
The Supplier Partners of the Year were feted at a Brinker corporate all-team member meeting in DallasAug. 19.
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. 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.
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