Brinker posts 3Q profit on cost controls

DALLAS Brinker International Inc., parent to Chili’s Grill & Bar and two other casual-dining chains, swung to a profit in its fiscal third quarter, from a loss in the same quarter a year ago, as cost controls were able to offset a double-digit revenue decline.

For the quarter ended March 25, Brinker earned $35 million, or 34 cents per share, compared with a loss of $38.8 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same year-ago quarter.


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