DALLAS Brinker International Inc. reported a 4.5-percent systemwide same-store sales drop for the five weeks ended Jan. 31, versus a year earlier. The result reflected a year-over-year same-store sales decrease of 4.9 percent at the company’s flagship Chili’s Grill & Bar chain. Brinker said unfavorable weather negatively impacted January sales results by about 1.1 percent. Additionally, a change in Chili’s current-year marketing calendar versus the prior year hurt results, Brinker ...
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