The Power List 2017: Wyman T. Roberts

January 24, 2017

Restaurants continue to struggle with how to integrate the latest technology into their restaurants to enhance their customers’ experience and, ideally, to boost sales and garner consumer knowledge. But Wyman Roberts has been breaking new ground in that area since he took the helm as CEO of Brinker International Inc., parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy, at the beginning of 2013. 

That year he started testing Ziosk table-top tablets at 28 restaurants in the 1,600 unit Chili’s chain, allowing guests to order some menu items, play 99-cent games and pay their checks on the devices.