Valuing diversity & inclusion


At Brinker International, our passion is making people feel special. Our beliefs guide how we operate as a company and our expectation of every BrinkerHead who represents the brand. It’s not enough for us to just serve up amazing food – we are people connecting with people.

Our commitment to, and belief in, an inclusive workforce fuels our culture. That’s why we work to cultivate an environment where individual strengths and stories are celebrated and unique perspectives are valued. Our BrinkerHeads and Guests are diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, cultural backgrounds and life experiences. We celebrate these differences, welcoming all to the table.

A place to belong

Communities of Interest are Brinker resource groups designed to positively influence the workplace and promote inclusion. These groups create a welcoming environment for underrepresented groups and Team Members with similar interests to develop connections, share ideas, and encourage diversity of thought throughout the organization.

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Team Member Testimonials:

“I come from a Mexican-American family of immigrants and was the first female in my family to earn her BA and MBA all while working up to four jobs just to pay off the tuition. Fast forward 20 years in the workforce, I have found that my differences, like being bilingual and bicultural, are my biggest strengths. There are still times that I struggle to find my place between my cultures, environment and languages, but I know that I am not alone. Shades of Brinker is all about inclusivity and advocates for our success and growth.”

-Sophia-

Team Member Testimonials:

“During my 20 years of being a BrinkerHead, I have had several life changes: I started college, had my heart broken, lost family members and friends, got married, had a baby, dropped my only daughter off at college, and cared for a parent. Through all of that, I’ve learned that you’re never alone and there is always someone on common ground especially within the Life Changes community here at Brinker.”

-Eva-

Team Member Testimonials:

“The LGBTQ+ community group means so much to me because groups like this are essential along the journey to a world of equality. Together, I believe this group will work to break down walls and stereotypes and let all BrinkerHeads know that they are loved.”

-Taylor-

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Expanding our viewpoints

Throughout the year, we host events to help Team Members to discuss and learn about different cultural topics as part of our Diversity & Inclusion Series. These educational events give us the tools to make inclusion in the workplace personal and real to us. The series covers a variety of topics, such as women in technology, hosts roundtable discussions with partners like the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, and invites guest-s- speakers to campus in honor of celebrations like Black History Month.

Leading by example

Our Leadership Inclusion Council is dedicated to encouraging growth for all Team Members at Brinker. This diverse group of leaders supports Team Member engagement with our inclusion programs by supporting and guiding initiatives, addressing gaps in representation and helping business leaders incorporate Diversity & Inclusion into day-to-day management practices.

Leading by example

Our Leadership Inclusion Council is dedicated to encouraging growth for all Team Members at Brinker. This diverse group of leaders supports Team Member engagement with our inclusion programs by supporting and guiding initiatives, addressing gaps in representation and helping business leaders incorporate Diversity & Inclusion into day-to-day management practices.

Empowering female leadership

Women Taking the Lead (WTL) is an inclusive career development program that provides customized training, mentorships and access to outside leadership resources. This program, which was established in 2015 and has grown to train hundreds of female leaders across Brinker and its brands, opens the lines of communications among women and men regarding the impact of female leadership to create opportunities for women to succeed both professionally and personally at Brinker.