DALLAS-Under a new franchise agreement with Brinker International, HMSHost will develop 26 restaurants in various airports and toll roads across the United States. Brinker’s brands to be expanded include Chili’s Grill & Bar, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina.

“HMSHost has long been a leader in travel dining, and through this relationship we will continue to leverage our franchise development, providing guests with convenient locations to experience our portfolio of restaurants,” said Chuck Sonsteby, CFO of Brinker International, in the press release annoucing the deal.

This is not the first agreement between the two companies. A wholly owned division fo Autogrill S.p.A, Bethesda, Md.-based HMSHost has been a Chili’s franchisee since December 1995. It now has 44 restaurants across the United States, including a 3,400-sf unit at Los Angeles International Airport. In November 2004, HMSHost opened its first Macaroni Grill franchise at Orlando International Airport.

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