Brinker: March sales drove 3Q profit

Brinker: March sales drove 3Q profit

Sales turned around at Chili's, Maggiano's after a difficult start to the quarter

After a challenging environment in January and February, Brinker International Inc. reported Tuesday that March same-store sales improved at its Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy brands and helped the company log a third-quarter profit.

For the quarter ended March 27, Brinker reported net income rose to $52 million, or 71 cents per share, from $44.9 million, or 56 cents per share, in the same period last year. Revenue inched up 0.1 percent to

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