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Chili's(R) Grill & Bar Now in 26 Countries With First Location in El Salvador

DALLASJan. 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,GuatemalaHondurasMexicoPeruPuerto Rico and Venezuela.

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 Salvador.

"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 international locations.

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 visit http://www.chilis.com.

SOURCE Brinker International, Inc.

For further information: Media Relations of Brinker International, Inc. 1-800-775-7290 Web Site: http://www.brinker.com http://www.chilis.com
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