Brinker records 2nd-Q loss on slow sales, charges

DALLAS Brinker International Inc. posted a loss in its second quarter, compared with a year-ago profit, as it took a hit from falling sales and charges related to the sale of its Romano's Macaroni Grill brand.

For the quarter ended Dec. 24, the parent of Chili's and other casual-dining brands recorded a net loss of $21.8 million, or 21 cents per share, compared with a year-ago profit of $54.5 million, or 53 cents per share.

Brinker said it

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