Overview: Chili's® Grill & Bar is a leading casual dining restaurant brand with a fun and energetic atmosphere where family and friends can gather over a delicious meal. Chili’s serves guests in more than 1,600 restaurants in all 50 states and across the world in 32 countries and two territories. For additional information, visit www.chilis.com.
Heritage: Chili’s opened its first restaurant in 1975 in Dallas, Texas. Created as a hamburger/chili joint with a uniquely Southwestern flair, Chili’s served homemade, quality food, draft beer and frozen drinks in a casual atmosphere. The menu was as simple as the food was outstanding, with items like the Oldtimer® (a ½ lb. hamburger topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mustard) and a “bowl of red” or Texas-style chili.
On the menu: The Chili’s menu has grown to offer a variety of fresh spins on America’s favorites, lending into the brand’s Fresh Tex™ and Fresh Mex flavor profiles. Some highlights include:
Technology: Every Chili’s restaurant table features a Ziosk® tablet, which allows guests to easily browse the menu, order drinks and desserts, play interactive games and quickly pay their checks.
Restaurants: A typical Chili’s restaurant is roughly 6,000 square feet, includes seating for 200 guests and is staffed by approximately 120 ChiliHeads. Most Chili’s are stand-alone operations located convenient to major retail, residential and commercial/office centers. However, Chili’s Too locations can be found in shopping malls, airports and similar non-traditional locations both domestically and internationally.
Hours: Restaurants are generally open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to Midnight, Friday and Saturday, but vary by location.
Ownership: Chili’s is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Brinker owns, operates or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants under the names Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®.
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