Industry icon Norman Brinker dies

Industry icon Norman Brinker dies

Norman Brinker, a pioneer in casual dining, died Tuesday morning while vacationing in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The chairman emeritus of Brinker International Inc., parent to the Chili's Grill & Bar chain, was 78. He died of pneumonia complications after inhaling a piece of food last week. Services are scheduled for Sunday and Monday in Dallas.

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