Friday, September 14, 2007

Concessionaires line up for toll road pork-fest

Brinker, HMSHost ink development deal


Dallas Business Journal
Copyright 2007

Brinker International Inc. said Thursday it has signed a development agreement with HMSHost Corp.

Under the deal, HMSHost Corp. has agreed to develop 26 new restaurants over the next five years in various airports and along tollroads.

The restaurants will include Brinker (NYSE: EAT) concepts Chili's Grill & Bar, Romano's Macaroni Grill and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.

Financial terms of its development deal with HMSHost Corp. were not disclosed.

Bethesda, Md.-based HMSHost operates quick-service restaurants at more than 70 airports and more than 100 rest areas along major turnpikes and highways in the United States and Canada.

Brinker, which is based in Dallas, owns or franchises more than 1,800 restaurants in 24 countries and has more than 120,000 employees.

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