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  • Hereís why Chiliís slashing its menu by 40% is a good thing

    09/08/2017 12:20:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies ^ | Sept 8, 2017 1:24 p.m. ET | Tonya Garcia
    Chiliís, a restaurant chain thatís part of Brinker International Inc. EAT, +3.68% , said Friday that on Sept. 18, menus nationwide will be reduced to 75 items, down from 125 appetizers, entrees, cocktails and more, the total reached in January. The chain launched in 1975 with a 25-item menu that included burgers, beer and margaritas. The new, reduced menu will give the chain the room to focus on its core menu of burgers, ribs and fajitas, the company said. ďOver the years, like many bar and grill chains, Chiliís chased consumer trends, expanded the menu and tried to be all...
  • Chilis Cancels Planned Parenthood Fundraiser After Pro-Life People Complain

    01/27/2017 7:04:03 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 1/27/2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Chiliís restaurants has cancelled a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that was being held at locations across two states after pro-life people complained. In an exclusive report a yesterday, Chiliís restaurants in two states were coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patronís meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chiliís donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters...
  • Chilis Restaurants in Two States Giving 15% of Your Meal Purchase to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    01/25/2017 10:16:26 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 73 replies ^ | January 25, 2017 | Steven Ertlet
    Chiliís restaurants in two states are coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patronís meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chiliís donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters can bring the voucher to any of the identified Chiliís locations participating in the give back program. The voucher is good weather people purchasing food at Chiliís dine in...
  • Chili's Apologizes After Manager Takes Meal From Veteran

    11/13/2016 9:20:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 11/14
    The Chili's Bar & Grill restaurant chain has apologized and vowed to correct a wrongdoing by one its managers, who took away a meal from a U.S. Army veteran from the Dallas area. U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker, 47, of Cedar Hill, said he was served the meal as part of a "free meal to Veterans" promotion on Friday, Veterans Day. He had finished his food and was preparing to leave the restaurant when the trouble began. Walker was accompanied by his service dog named "Barack." Walker said he believes an elderly man wearing an American flag shirt and Trump...
  • Cops Use DNA Analysis to Prove Chili's Waiter Spit in Customer's Drink

    06/04/2015 3:51:57 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies ^ | Jun 3, 2015 | EVAN SIMON
    A New York man who suspected that a Chili's restaurant waiter had spit into his drink got the law involved and investigators were able to determine who spit into the drink using DNA analysis, according to court documents. The incident took place last July, when Ken Yerdon and his wife, Julie Aluzzo Yerdon, went to dinner at a Chili's restaurant on Route 31 in Clay, New York, according to court documents from a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The couple complained to their server, Gregory Lamica, then 24, that their food was under-cooked and that they hadn't been served chips, Yerdon said....
  • 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 Ė and some who had friends or family in Washington Ė wrote me asking that I let them know when the chile arrives. Well, hereís 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. Itís $1.29 per pound. Thatís 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 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 ó At a time when many people around the country are planning to visit family for Thanksgiving, many of Americaís soldiers are duty bound to stand vigilant in defense of the freedoms we all enjoy. And though many local soldiers didnít 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 Chiliís 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 ó 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 ó on the advice of the experienced ó 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...