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Brinker International CFO Joe Taylor to Retire; New CFO and CIO Named Amid Executive Leadership Transition

by | Mar 8, 2024

Brinker International Inc., a Dallas-based restaurant company, has announced changes to its executive leadership team.

The updates include the retirement of Joe Taylor as EVP and chief financial officer, the appointment of Mika Ware as SVP and chief financial officer, effective June 27, and the appointment of Chris Caldwell as SVP and chief information officer....

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Brinker International Appoints New President of Maggiano’s Little Italy
by | Dec 1, 2023
As president of Maggiano's Little Italy and SVP of Brinker International, Dominique Bertolone will lead and grow the Maggiano's brand and serve as a member of Brinker's executive leadership team.
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Denny’s Hires Dallas-Based Exec as Its First Chief Digital and Technology Officer
by | Oct 13, 2023
Pankaj Patra will support Denny's iconic diner and growing Keke's brands in a new enterprise role at Denny's Corp. The Dallas executive joins the company from Brinker International, where he served as SVP and CIO.
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Chili’s Grill & Bar Targets Enhanced CRM Program with VP of Marketing, Agency Additions
by | Sep 15, 2023

Dallas-based restaurant company Brinker International has added industry veteran Steve Kelly as vice president of marketing and award-winning business agency GALE to assist with its CRM (customer relationship management) activities.

The company said that the two moves will allow Chili’s Grill & Bar to serve guests “in a more compelling way” as the brand revamps its digital presence....

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Brinker International Taps Industry Vet as SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

by | Feb 15, 2023

James Butler has joined Dallas-based restaurant company Brinker International Inc.—parent company of Chili’s— as senior vice president and chief supply chain officer.

It’s a role in which he will oversee all supply chain functions, including procurement, food safety and quality assurance, distribution and logistics, brand program management and supply chain systems for Brinker’s corporate-owned restaurants....

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Brinker International Adds New Vice President of Marketing to Leadership Group
by | Jan 20, 2023

Jesse Johnson has joined Dallas-based restaurant company Brinker International Inc. as vice president of marketing, a newly created role at the company.

Johnson will develop and execute marketing strategies for Chili’s Grill & Bar and bring the brand to life across multiple touchpoints, including advertising, media, PR, and the guest experience, the company said....

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Local Innovators, Fastest-Growing Company Honored at Annual Tech Titan Awards Gala
by | Oct 31, 2022
Some of the top players in the North Texas technology ecosystem were honored Thursday at the annual Tech Titans awards gala. Fujitsu North America CEO Doug Moore was inducted into the Tech Titans Hall of Fame, and Charlie Vogt, CEO of telecommunications firm DZS, won the Corporate CEO Award. The fastest-growing tech company award went to Fort Worth's TimelyMD. "The need to come together as an industry, reconnect with friends, and build new business connections were really what this year’s awards gala was all about," said Tech Titans' Paul Bendel. See the full list of winners here.
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DI People: Globe Life, Keurig Dr Pepper, ORCA AG, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Oct 28, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from National HME, Brinker International, Robin Autopilot, GlassView, TPG, Weitzman, and others.
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DI People: Brinker International, DART, GameStop, Stream Data Centers, ATTPAC, Dallas Regional Chamber, and More Make Leadership Moves

by | May 20, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, DART, Aimbridge Hospitality, Acera, Fidelis Companies, The Rios Group Inc., Tech Titans, NEC Corp. of America, Texas Women’s Foundation, ATTPAC, LEARFIELD, and Hope Cottage.

Plus, Dallas ISD picks a lone finalist for superintendent.
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‘The Future of Dining’: Chili’s Expands Robot Servers to 61 Total Restaurants
by | Apr 27, 2022
Rita—a robot that seats guests, runs food to tables, and even sings "Happy Birthday"—has been tested in 10 Chili's restaurants in the Dallas area, California, and Florida. After performing correctly 99% of the time, she's now being expanded to 51 additional Chili's locations nationwide. "To know Rita is to love her," says the SVP of Innovation for Chili's parent company, Brinker International. "Team members have realized she really is there to make their jobs easier."
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Flytrex and Brinker Are About to Drop Wings by Drone Into DFW Back Yards
by | Mar 29, 2022
Yariv Bash, co-founder of Israel's SpaceIL, was part of the team behind the 2019 Beresheet moon mission. Now, as co-founder and CEO of Flytrex, he's partnering with Dallas-based Brinker International on drone deliveries of chicken wings to Dallas-Fort Worth back yards and businesses. The launch begins today in Granbury, 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth, with potential plans to expand to "a suburb east of Dallas" as Flytrex' footprint grows.
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DI People: Match Group, Brinker International, Capital Alliance Corp, and More Make Moves
by | Jul 31, 2020
In this week's roundup of hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from Zimperium, Cytracom, RumbleOn, Fluor, Collaborative Imaging, and more.
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Women’s Foodservice Forum to Honor 3 ‘Industry Titans’ With North Texas Ties

by | Dec 17, 2018
Joseph DePinto, Wyman Roberts, and Greg Creed are among 35 foodservice industry leaders who will be recognized by the Dallas-based WFF.
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Chili’s Augmented Reality Game Uses New Tech Created by 2 Dallas Companies
by | Jun 18, 2018
The Chili’s Stadium app breaks new ground because it allows iOS and Android users to play each other seamlessly using their own phones.
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Site Selection Ranks DFW No. 1 Most Competitive in Food & Beverage
by | May 25, 2018
The impact of the more than 15,000 food and beverage businesses in DFW is substantial, accounting for roughly 370,000 local jobs. And, DFW remains a center of invention in one of the most competitive sectors in the nation.
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Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program
Celebrates Largest Class
by | Aug 3, 2016
Since 2008, the program has grown to include 385 Dallas public school high students and 240 Dallas-area businesses and nonprofits.
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