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  • Fresh Hatch green chile hits D.C. area grocery stores

    08/21/2013 1:06:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 81 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 21, 2013 | Michael Coleman
    Ten days ago, I wrote a column that mentioned fresh New Mexico green chile would soon be available at a grocery store in Washington, D.C. Some readers in Washington – and some who had friends or family in Washington – wrote me asking that I let them know when the chile arrives. Well, here’s your notice. The Harris Teeter grocery store at Jenkins Row on Capitol Hill now has a small stash of genuine Hatch green chile in hot, medium-hot and (last I checked) mild. It’s $1.29 per pound. That’s probably more than New Mexicans are used to paying, but...
  • Autistic Girl's 'Broken Cheeseburger' Story Goes Viral

    03/26/2013 10:28:43 AM PDT · by rawhide · 22 replies
    ABC News via Yaho News! ^ | 3-26-13 | By Eliza Murphy | ABC News Blogs
    A local Chili's restaurant in Midvale, Utah, might have made the grave mistake of "breaking" one little girl's cheeseburger by cutting it in half, but the waitress, manager and line cooks more than made up for it Sunday when they presented her with a brand new "fixed" one. Seven-year-old Arianna Hill is autistic and she loves cheeseburgers. But apparently, ones that are cut in half just won't do. "We just decided we were going to get some lunch before we were taking her to see the Easter bunny," Arianna's older sister, Anna MacLean, 25, told ABCNews.com. However,when Arianna's burger was...
  • Chili's, Fry's team up to feed the troops

    11/22/2012 9:34:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Jacob Petersen
    SIERRA VISTA — At a time when many people around the country are planning to visit family for Thanksgiving, many of America’s soldiers are duty bound to stand vigilant in defense of the freedoms we all enjoy. And though many local soldiers didn’t get the chance to go home for the start of the holiday season, at least a few hundred still enjoyed a home-cooked holiday meal. Over the course of a few hours on Monday night, more than 300 soldiers packed into the local Chili’s restaurant to fill up on Thanksgiving delicacies. From turkey and ham to green beans,...
  • Chili's waitress fired after threatening to spit in food (and faces) of bad tippers on Facebook

    06/25/2012 9:48:33 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/24/2012
    A waitress at a California outpost of Chili's has been fired for posting an angry rant on Facebook threatening to spit in the food and the faces of poor-tipping diners.The mystery woman took to the social networking website to vent her outrage after a customer racked up a check worth $138 at the restaurant but only tipped her $5 or 3.6 per cent, according to the Daily Dot.Letting off steam, the server, who appears to have worked at the Chili's in Pleasanton, wrote on her Facebook page: 'Next time you tip me $5 on a $138 bill, don't even...
  • Coral Springs waitress skimmed customers' credit cards, police said

    05/05/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies
    .orlandosentinel. ^ | May 5, 2012 | By Erika Pesantes,
    A waitress was caught skimming customers' credit cards at a Chili's restaurant in Coral Springs and police suspect there are more victims. Germithe Geffrard, 23, was charged with possession of a scanning device, which she admitted to hiding in her apron and using as often as possible during each shift, police said. She obtained about 50 credit card numbers while working at the restaurant at 1650 University Dr., Coral Springs Lt. Joe McHugh said Saturday. Police investigated after several customers complained about the fraudulent activity taking place between February and April, he said. Geffrard admitted she had skimmed customers' credit...
  • Chili's in cahoots with 'gay' task force

    02/09/2011 5:39:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    One News Now ^ | 2/4/2011 | Charlie Butts
    Christian activist Peter LaBarbera is calling attention to a popular restaurant chain's association with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Homosexual activists called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A restaurants after a Pennsylvania franchise provided box-lunches for a recent seminar encouraging traditional marriage (see earlier article). The national chain and many of its franchise owners across the U.S. have pledged to contribute to everything from marriage seminars to retreats and counseling for its employees. Peter LaBarbera, founder of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, argues that Chick-fil-A is a fine Christian company and suggests that a boycott of the company is...
  • Chili's parent Brinker sees profit fall 37%

    10/22/2008 7:51:57 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 766+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 21 Oct 2008 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
    Bad news ranging from hurricanes to financial market implosions kept customers away from restaurants in recent weeks, helping push Brinker International Inc.'s profit down almost 37 percent in its 2009 first quarter, the company said Tuesday. But if past practice holds, consumers should regain their nerve, and their appetites, in time for the holiday season, the Dallas company's chief financial officer said. If that doesn't happen, the trend could dampen sales during a traditionally strong period for parties and family celebrations. During past periods of collective shock, including 9/11 and the start of the Iraq war, "you see people immediately...
  • How not to eat the world's hottest chili (bhut jolokias aka the "ghost chili")

    07/31/2007 12:19:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 2,353+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/07 | Tim Sullivan - ap
    NEW DELHI - I know people who regularly eat bhut jolokias — the "ghost chili" now rated as the world's hottest pepper. They're nice people. I like them. They don't seem crazy. Appearances are deceiving. I ate an entire bhut jolokia the other night, sitting at my dining room table with an open beer and — on the advice of the experienced — a bowl of yogurt and a few slices of bread at the ready. I had the strange fear that nothing would happen, that I had traveled halfway across India in search of a chili that would be...