'Hi, my name is. . . '
Norman Brinker, a Dallas restaurant entrepreneur who died June 9 at age 78, made millions by offering casual dining choices at such places as Chili's, Bennigan's, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's LIttle Italy and On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina. Here's what Dave Simmons of the Dallas Business Journal said about him back in 2002: "The next time a waiter comes up and says, 'Hi, my name is . . . ' credit Norman Brinker."
Some, of course, would change "credit" to "blame."
Brinker died of aspiration pneumonia a week after he had trouble swallowing food while celebrating his 78th birthday in Colorado Springs. It's ironic, of course, that his death was food-related, although he had battled throat cancer in years past and that affected his swallowing..
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