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Brinker International Announces Support of Senate's Agreement on Uniform Nutrition Disclosure

DALLAS, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), announced its support and applauds the work of Senators Harkin, Carper, Murkowski and Kennedy in bringing the restaurant industry, government and public health interests together to forge uniform nutrition disclosure standards. Brinker has posted its nutritional information online for a number of years, and firmly believes that its guests should have access to this information so they can make informed dining decisions.

"We are pleased that all interested parties in this discussion were able to sit down in good faith and hammer out a bill that meets the needs of all parties involved," said Doug Brooks, president and CEO of Brinker. "This new compromise legislation will provide for a much-needed single national standard for the posting of nutritional information. We look forward to supporting the advancement of this agreement through the legislative process and call on Congress to move swiftly on this issue."

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 nearly 1,700 restaurants in 29 countries and two territories and employs more than 125,000. Brinker restaurant brands include Chili's Grill & Bar(R), 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 Food Service Companies in 2009 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

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