Brinker, HMSHost ink deal for 26 restaurants

DALLAS Brinker International Inc. has signed an agreement with HMSHost Corp. to develop 26 restaurants over the next five years.

The restaurants will be in airports and toll-road locations and include the Brinker brands of Chili's Grill & Bar, Romano's Macaroni Grill and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.

Earlier this month, HMSHost opened a scaled-down version of On The Border in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Chuck Sonsteby, Brinker’s chief financial officer, said, "HMSHost has long been a leader in travel dining, and through this relationship we will continue to leverage our franchise development, providing guests with convenient locations to experience our portfolio of restaurants."