Brinker posts loss in 3rd-Q , but beats expectations

DALLAS Brinker International Inc., parent of Chili’s Grill & Bar and other casual-dining chains, swung to a loss of $38.8 million in its March-ended quarter, versus a year-ago profit of $54.6 million, because of charges and losses from its Romano’s Macaroni Grill brand, which is currently up for sale.

For the company’s fiscal third quarter ended March 26, per-share results fell to a loss of 38 cents from year-ago earnings of 43 cents.

Excluding specia

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