Chili's, the Brinker International Inc. restaurant chain, said Friday that it is cutting its menu by 40% in order to focus on its core menu items: burgers, ribs and fajitas. The company said it started in 1975 with 25 menu items, a list grew to 125 by January 2017 as the chain has followed consumer trends. The 75-item menu will be available nationwide on September 18. Brinker shares are up 1.8% in Friday trading, but down 38.6% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 10.1% for 2017 so far.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.