Brinker mulls Romano’s Macaroni Grill sale

DALLAS Brinker International Inc., parent of four casual-dining brands including the 1,220-unit Chili’s Grill & Bar, said Thursday that it would explore the sale of its Romano’s Macaroni Grill chain, a 230-unit, Italian-theme chain that, like its sister concepts, has struggled during the past years.


The news came as Brinker reported a 14.6-percent jump in fiscal fourth-quarter earnings to $83.6 million, or 71 cents per share, from

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