A business is extremely stupid to get involved in these matters.
This is what happens with the “socially conscious” idiocy that businesses are falling all over themselves to promote.
Good to hear, but Chili’s is already dead to me. They have embraced the leftist worldview long ago.
Too late. You have already shown your hand.
There are plenty of other restaurants where I can eat.
Our Chili’s has such slow service and such mediocre food that it doesn’t have much business except the unfortunate travelers who stop along the interstate. It’s hard to see who in the management of this company thought that insulting over half the country by subsidizing baby killing would help their bottom line.
What’s the big deal?? Chili’s is just trying to help “weed the garden of humanity.”
Dear Mr. Mase,
At Chilis, we have a longstanding history and take pride in giving back to unite our local communities together. We recognize every community is unique, and encourage our restaurant managers and franchise partners to support causes that help bring communities together and leave a positive impact on our valued Guests, neighbors, friends and families we serve.
Yesterday, we learned that an independent franchise partner of Chilis in Indiana and Kentucky made the decision to host a Chilis Give Back Event on behalf of Planned Parenthood Indiana and Kentucky. While our franchise partner had the best intentions, we have received growing feedback and concern from community members regarding the Give Back Event. This feedback does not reflect Chilis focus on bringing communities together and the event was never intended to be viewed as a partisan event or political statement, therefore we, along with our franchise partner, have decided to cancel the event.
We will more clearly communicate the focus of Chilis charitable giving efforts, so that our restaurant managers and franchise partners can feel empowered to support local organizations that bring communities together.
Chili's Guest Engagement Team
They must have been overwhelmed with responses like mine. Why any franchisee would see this as a good way to win friends and influence people is just mind-boggling.
Chili’s has gone downhill over the past few years. Their food just isn’t that good anymore.
Is the new corporate motto
“Killing Future Customers”
Chili’s want to bring the subject, if not the actual pieces, of ripped apart unborn children to the dinner table?
“Thanks! Your frozen and reheated enchilada just paid for an abortion in your town!! Care For desssert?”
Sanger’s reason is the only reason they are “pro-choice”.
The only thing on their menu I like is chili - and you have to look hard for that on the menu as its a side-dish.
I think it was Walter Williams I heard on this stupid thing rich people say: “I think it’s time to give back to the community.”
Jesse Jackson goes to Atlanta, and extorts money from Coca Cola, because they need to “give back” to the community. But Coca-Cola already has given back to the community! Every time you gave Coca-Cola a dollar, you got a Coke!
Nope... still gnot going to their restaurants.
The only reason they cancelled is because they got caught, not because they had a sudden revelation that PP is evil.
I looked this up and they tried this at chili’s in california back in 2011 and got a huge backlash for it. You would think that a restaurant would stick to making food instead of collecting money to kill babies.
My husband and I have happy memories going to chili’s after every doctor’s appointment when I was pregnant with one of my kids. It was a milestone visit when I was having problems with my pregnancy. Now I don’t even want to go back I’m so disgusted.
It's what happens when companies hire exec's totally isolated from the average American.
Everyone they know (the cocktail part clan) thinks PP and abortion is just grand.
Baloney! I do not believe that for a second. I do believe that they stopped publicizing it and they want the public to believed that they stopped donating. However, as far as I am concerned, they can donate all they wish. They just won’t donate any money that I spend there because I will not darken their doors again.
I separate businesses that from the get go have a set of cultural beliefs to begin with - like Hobby Lobby or Starbucks - from those who under pressure get themselves on some social bandwagon. I think it is always better business for them to be “agnostics” on most social agendas; saying nothing.