Chili’s cuts corporate and field staff in a restructuring

January 23, 2017

Chili’s Grill & Bar has laid off nearly 50 employees from its corporate staff and more than 30 people from its field director team in a restructuring, the company told employees Friday.

In a message to employees, the Dallas-based division of Brinker International Inc. said the layoffs included nine regional directors, 29 area directors and nearly 50 corporate employees.

The layoffs aim at streamlining the “above-restaurant organization” to bring the Chili’s team “closer to the restaurants,” a company spokesperson wrote in an email Monday.

“This new structure ensures that we are well-organized to leverage our resources more effectively and prioritize