Friends and family pay tribute to Norman Brinker

Friends and family pay tribute to Norman Brinker

DALLAS Nearly 2,000 people gathered Monday at a memorial service here to honor the life of casual-dining pioneer Norman Brinker.

Such luminaries as Dallas businessman and onetime presidential candidate Ross Perot, Brinker International Inc. chief executive Doug Brooks and Outback Steakhouse co-founder Tim Gannon joined family and friends in honoring the legendary restaurateur. Brinker died June 9 of complications from pneumonia.

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