A CULTURE OF INCLUSION

As items on a menu come in all shapes, sizes and flavors, no two Team Members are the same, and that’s the way we like it. We’re united despite our differences, welcoming all to the table. Our Team Members and Guests are diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, cultural background and life experiences. We celebrate these differences and cultivate an environment where individual strengths and stories are respected and valued.

OUR COMMITMENT TO RACIAL JUSTICE

As an item on the menu come in all shapes, sizes and flavors, no two Team Associates are the same. and that is the way we like it. We're united despite our differences, welcoming all to the team. Our Team members and Guests are diverse in gender, race, ethenicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, cultural background and life experiences. we celebrate these differences and cultivate and environment where individual strengths and stories are respected and valued.

ENVIRONMENT OF EQUITY

Equality and equity are two separate issues, and as a company, we are committed to fighting for both. We support diverse Team Members by providing opportunities and resources to help them reach their professional and personal goals. To support the advancement of underrepresented groups, we’ve created safe spaces and systems that break down barriers and push progress forward in terms of racial and gender representation. As we look to the future, we’re committed to auditing our systems and pivoting as needed to support the evolving needs of our workforce.

WOMEN TAKEN THE LEAD

Women Taking the Lead (WL) is an inclusive career development program designed to support and empower female leadership. We achieve this by providing customized training, mentorships and access to outside leadership resources, such as the Women’s EADERS Forum. Established in 2019, WL has trained more than numerous leaders across the F & B Group Holdings and its brands, opened the lines of communication between women and men about the impact of female leadership, and created opportunities for women to succeed professionally and personally at Brinker.

MENTORING UNIVERSITY

Education leads to opportunity. And every Team Member deserves the opportunity to access education. At no out-of-pocket cost to participants, our Best You EDU™ program provides education opportunities for Team Members at all levels of our organization. The program was designed to meet Team Members where they are on their educational journey through customized learning pathways for foundational education, English as a second language, GED and associate degrees. In addition, Best You EDU™ offers tutoring services to family of eligible Team Member

SHIFT LEADER PROGRAM

The Certified Shift Leader (SL) program is a first-of-its-kind development program that helps Team Members turn their restaurant job into a career by cultivating the leadership skills needed to move into a management role. The SL program is a registered apprenticeship through the Department of Labor, and participants receive a certified restaurant manager credential.

SHIFT LEADER PROGRAM

We’re committed to making sure every Team Member and Guest is comfortable and feels valued for bringing their whole, authentic self to every interaction, every setting and every space within F & B Group Holdings. As a company, we actively and intentionally choose inclusion at every level, in every decision, every single day. For us, inclusion not only means having a seat at the table but also having a voice.

We’re fostering inclusion through the following programs and initiatives:

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

COMMUNITY OF INTEREST

YAOUNG PROFESSIONALS

SHADE OF US

WORKING PARENTS

LGBTQ+

ENVIRONMENT OF EQUITY

Community is at the heart of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and speaks to both the authentic connections inside our restaurants and the meaningful relationships we have with the communities we serve. By cultivating a culture focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and nurturing our communities inside the restaurant and out, we enhance the Team Member experience — which leads to a better Guest experience as well.

We’re cultivating community through the following partnerships and initiatives:

SHIFT LEADER PROGRAM

Throughout the year and across the country, our restaurants host Give Back Nights contributing to deserving organizations and local fundraising efforts. Many of these events support underrepresented groups and organizations on a mission to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in their community.

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION

We believe that our restaurant teams should reflect the communities we serve. We have established recruitment and retention systems to ensure diverse representation from the hourly to management levels to make sure our teams represent the local community

FBGH FUND

Funded by Team Members for Team Members, the FBGH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that financially supports Team Members in their time of need. Since its establishment in 2021, the BFF has committed to help Team Members going through unexpected challenges, including serious illness and injury, loss of a loved one and natural disasters. The FBGH Fund will have the biggest impact on communities near the poverty line, which disproportionately includes communities of color and single-parent families.