As the Vice President of Global Development, Chris Bremer sets the global
growth strategy while leading the development team and expanding
international business with new and existing franchises. Joining Brinker
in 2006, he was Senior Director of Global Business Development before
taking on his current position.
Before joining Brinker, Chris was employed by Carlson Restaurants
Worldwide serving as Development Director of Asia Pacific, growing the
T.G.I. Friday’s brand with franchise and corporate partners and as Finance
Director International, leading all financial reporting, analysis, planning,
due diligence and acquisition analysis for International business. Before
holding these roles at Carlson, Chris served as Financial Manager of
Resorts and Consolidation Accountant for Club Corporation of America.
Chris Bremer Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and
Vice President of Global Development finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Master
Brinker International, Inc. of Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas at
Arlington and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Chris
represents his community as a board member of Relocation Services of
Texas and continues to give back to his alma mater and fraternity.
Outside his professional and community commitments, Chris enjoys
spending time with his wife, Jean, their two children, Rachel and Reagan,
and their family dog, a Jack Russell Terrier. Chris is a proud coach of his
oldest daughter’s soccer team, loves mountain biking and many other
outdoor sports activities.
Brinker International, Inc. | 6820 LBJ Freeway | Dallas, Texas 75240
Vice President of Global Development
Brinker International, Inc.
About Brinker International
Brinker International, Inc. is one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies. Our teams and
our guests represent a broad range of cultures, each bringing their own experiences, ideas and insights to our
table. We’re driven by integrity, teamwork and passion – plus an unwavering commitment to make sure every
guest has an exceptional dining experience when visiting our brands. At Brinker, we’re about serving from our
hearts, serving our communities, and Serving the World a Great Taste of Life through the Power of Welcome.
Brinker International, Inc. That was then…
Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. traces its roots back to 1975, when Chili’s Grill & Bar first opened its
doors in Dallas. The following year it was renamed Chili’s, Inc., and in 1991, to encompass a growing restaurant
portfolio, the name was changed to Brinker International, Inc.
Chili’s started as a neighborhood-style restaurant that served quality homemade food in a casual atmosphere.
Sales grew quickly and additional restaurants flourished. In 1983, Chili’s, Inc. attracted the attention of Norman
Brinker, one of the restaurant industry’s preeminent leaders. He joined the company and under his leadership,
we went public that same year.
And this is now…just look at how we’ve grown! Today:
• We and our franchisees operate more than 1,500 restaurants
• Our brands include Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy
• Brinker and its brands welcome more than one million guests into our restaurants every day
“Corporation of the Year” from DFW Native American Chamber of Commerce (2010)
“50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas” from Texas Diversity Magazine (2010)
“World’s Most Admired Companies in 2009” from Fortune (2009)
“2009 Rising Star” from Women’s Business Council Southwest Parade of Stars (2009)
“Top 10 Charity Golf Tournaments in Dallas” from Dallas Business Journal (2009)
“Top 100 Companies in DFW” from Dallas Morning News (2009)
“DiversityFIRST” from Texas Diversity Council (2009)
“America’s Most Shareholder-Friendly Companies” from Institutional Investor Magazine (2008)
“TPRA Silver Spur Award” from Texas Public Relations Association (2008)
“2008 Corporate Ally Award” from The North Texas GLBT Chamber (2008)
“50 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas” from Texas Diversity Magazine (2008)
“Most Innovative Corporate Diversity Program” from Ernst & Young (2008)
“Most Influential Hispanic Leaders in Texas” from Minority Business News (2008)
“Best Companies” from Human Rights Campaign Foundation (2008)