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Brinker International, Inc., incorporated in September 1983, is principally engaged in the ownership, operation, development and franchising of the Chili's Grill & Bar (Chili's), Romano's Macaroni Grill (Macaroni Grill), On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (On The Border), Cozymel's Coastal Grill (Cozymel's), Maggiano's Little Italy (Maggiano's), Corner Bakery Cafe (Corner Bakery), Big Bowl Asian Kitchen (Big Bowl) and Rockfish Seafood Grill (Rockfish) restaurant concepts. At June 26, 2002, the Company's system of Company-operated, jointly developed and franchised units included 1,268 restaurants located in 49 states, Washington, D.C., Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Great Britain, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

The Company completed the acquisitions of Macaroni Grill, On The Border, Cozymel's, Maggiano's, Corner Bakery Big Bowl and Rockfish in November 1989, May 1994, July 1995, August 1995, August 1995, February 2001 and July 2001, respectively. In August 2002, Brinker entered into a letter of intent to divest its interest in the Eatzi's Market & Bakery concept.

The 820 Chili's restaurants include domestic locations in 49 states and foreign locations in 22 countries. The 183 Macaroni Grill restaurants include domestic locations in 38 states and foreign locations in
Canada , Great Britain , Mexico and Puerto Rico . The On The Border, Cozymel's, Maggiano's, Corner Bakery and Big Bowl restaurants are located exclusively within the United States in 30, nine, 10 (and the District of Columbia), eight (and the District of Columbia) and five states, respectively.

Brinker intends to continue its expansion through franchise development, both domestically and internationally. At
June 26, 2002 , 37 total joint venture or franchise development agreements existed.

Chili's Grill & Bar

Chili's is a full-service southwestern-themed restaurant, featuring a casual atmosphere and a varied menu of chicken, beef and seafood entrees, steaks, hamburgers, ribs, fajitas, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts, all of which are prepared fresh daily according to special Chili's recipes. Chili's restaurants feature quick, efficient and friendly table service designed to minimize customer waiting time and facilitate table turnover, with an average turnover time per table of approximately 45 minutes. Service personnel are dressed casually in jeans, knit shirts and aprons to reinforce the casual, informal environment. The decor of a Chili's restaurant consists of booth seating, tile-top tables, hanging plants and wood and brick walls covered with memorabilia.

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill is a casual Italian restaurant full of the sights, sounds and aromas of a traditional Tuscan kitchen. Enjoyed for any occasion, guests enjoy their favorite Italian dishes along with special signature pastas, grilled features, seafood, salads and pizza, all prepared by chefs in open kitchens. The restaurant has an old world charm with wood burning ovens, festive string lights, fresh flowers, large selections of wine and display cooking. Guests enjoy the convenience of Macaroni Grill's Curbside To Go service where meals are delivered right to their cars.

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

On The Border restaurants are full-service, casual Mexican restaurants featuring mesquite-grilled favorites and traditional Tex-Mex appetizers, entrees and desserts served in generous portions at modest prices. On The Border restaurants feature a full-service bar, an outdoor patio, booth and table seating in the dining room and a colorful, festive atmosphere. On The Border restaurants also offer enthusiastic table service to facilitate table turnover, while simultaneously providing customers with a satisfying casual dining experience. In addition, On The Border offers a to-go service intended to fill the need for speed and convenience.

Cozymel's Coastal Grill

Cozymel's restaurants are casual, upscale coastal restaurants featuring a daily fresh fish feature, grilled chicken and beef entrees, appetizers, desserts and a full-service bar featuring a wide variety of signature margaritas and specialty frozen beverages. Cozymel's restaurants offer a tropical, not typical atmosphere, which includes an outdoor patio, intended to evoke the atmosphere of a tropical island.

Maggiano's Little

Maggiano's restaurants are classic re-creations of dinner houses found in
New York 's Little Italy in the 1940s. Each of the Maggiano's restaurants is a casual, full-service Italian restaurant with a family-style menu, as well as a full lunch and dinner menu offering southern Italian appetizers, homemade bread, bountiful portions of pasta, chicken, seafood, veal and prime steaks, as well as a full range of alcoholic beverages. Most Maggiano's restaurants also feature extensive banquet facilities.

Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe is a retail bakery cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in the emerging quick-casual dining segment. Corner Bakery Cafe is committed to providing a variety of menu selections. Featured in the cafes are specialty sandwiches, fresh salads, hot soups, panini and pastas.

While retaining a relaxed atmosphere, Corner Bakery Cafe exemplifies casual elegance, with most bakeries having both indoor and outdoor seating. Savory foods, breads and sweets are created seasonally. Corner Bakery Catering offers a wide range of gift baskets, breakfast and sandwich trays and lunch boxes for any size meeting or social event.

Big Bowl Asian Kitchen

Big Bowl features contemporary Asian cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients in a casual, vibrant atmosphere. Big Bowl is distinguished by its authentic, full-flavored menu that features five kinds of fresh noodles, chicken pot stickers and dumplings, hand-rolled summer rolls, seasonal stir-fry dishes featuring local produce, wok-seared fish and signature beverages, such as homemade fresh ginger ale and tropical cocktails. Garlic, ginger and lemon grass are chopped daily, lemon juice is hand squeezed and peanut sauce is prepared with home-roasted peanuts. Big Bowl's broths, curry pastes, dip sauces and condiments are made from scratch. Its interactive stir-fry bar allows the guests to help themselves to a farmers' Market array of vegetables to be wok-cooked with their own choice of sauces and meats with noodles or rice.

Rockfish Seafood Grill

Rockfish offers its guests fresh, flavorful seafood dishes served in a lively environment. Reminiscent of a fly-fishing camp, the Rockfish decor features piney wood tables, river rock fireplaces and an open kitchen with chefs preparing the catch of the day. The restaurant serves a wide variety of reasonably priced seafood ranging from salmon and trout to catfish, shrimp and crab. Daily blackboard specials are also offered. Friendly, attentive servers clad in hunter green polo shirts and jeans add to the casual backdrop. All locations feature full-service bars and most have patio seating availability.

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