Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 23, 2018

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File
(IRS Employment
Identification No.)

6820 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75240
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 972-980-9917

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 5 - Corporate Governance and Management.

Item 5.02.   Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers

On July 23, 2018, Gerardo I. Lopez provided Brinker International, Inc. (the “Company”) with notice of his retirement from the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Mr. Lopez elected to retire due to other commitments and not as the result of any disagreement with the Board of Directors or the Company.

Item 7 - Regulation FD

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

In a Press Release today, the Company announced that Kelly Baltes has been named as Executive Vice President and President of Maggiano's Little Italy®, effective July 25, 2018.

Item 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits.

99.1     Press Release, dated July 24, 2018.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: July 24, 2018
/s/ Wyman T. Roberts
Wyman T. Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer