Chili’s enters Toronto market

Dallas Brinker International announced the opening of the first Chili's Grill & Bar location in the greater Toronto area, marking Brinker's entry into the largest market in Canada.

The Toronto Chili's, developed by Top Down Enterprises, is located in Vaughan. It is the first of a five-restaurant, five-year agreement that will expand the Brinker presence throughout Toronto.

Brinker now owns, operates and franchises 205 restaurants outside the United States, with locations in 28 countries and two territories. As part of the company's goal to become the globally dominant casual-dining restaurant portfolio company, Brinker International plans to have 500 restaurants open outside the United States by 2014.