Norman Brinker died yesterday, June 8, 2009, on vacation in Colorado. Mr. Brinker was a prominent citizen of Dallas, where he lived for many years. He founded Brinker International, which is the parent company of Chili’s, On the Border, Maggiano’s, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. He also ran other restaurant chains such as Steak and Ale.
Mr. Brinker lived a colorful life and was married toMaureen Connolly, the tennis star, Nancy Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and two other women. He was a philanthropist and entrepreneur and he will be missed in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. He wrote a book entitled On the Brink: The Life and Leadership of Norman Brinker. Another link to his book is here.