Brinker International Inc. reported on Wednesday an increase in profit for the Sept. 25-ended first quarter. The Dallas-based parent of the Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy casual-dining chains said revenues rose slightly, primarily on the acquisition of 11 restaurants in Canada.
NET INCOME Result: $29.2 million, or 42 cents per share % Increase: 4.8% (from $27.9 million, or 36 cents per share)
REVENUE Result: $683.9 million % Increase: 0.1% (from $683.5 million)
% Decrease systemwide: 1.3%
% Decrease at Chili's: 1.9%
% Increase at Maggiano's Little Italy: 0.6%
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