Chili’s outlines three strategies for success

Chili’s outlines three strategies for success

Executives and analysts explain how the brand is driving sales and profits amid casual-dining challenges.

While casual-dining brands in general have been buffeted by sales and traffic challenges, Chili’s Grill & Bar held profits steady in the third quarter with new menu initiatives, tabletop technology rollouts and a menu mix that provided insulation from rising commodity costs.

During an earnings call Wednesday, executives updated analysts on the 1,563-unit division of Dallas-based Brinker International Inc., which also owns the 45-unit Maggiano’s Little Italy brand,

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