5 Things You Didn't Know About Chili's
- Chili's now makes its own line of frozen foods that taste just like restaurant dishes that you can buy in most grocery stores.
- Chili's To Go lets you order anything you want from the menu on your computer and pick up those items from a local restaurant.
- The restaurant chain was one of the first to offer separate menus for select diners, including vegetarians and those with food allergies.
- It offers a 2-for-$20 package that lets you get two meals and an appetizer to share for pickup or dine in at the restaurant.
- You can order platters that feed up to eight people in advance of your next party to save time making your own food.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Chili's
While you may find coupon codes and promo codes online for Chili's, you cannot use those coupons when placing an order online. If you order Chili's To Go, you'll need to place your order, arrange for pickup and present your order when you arrive at the restaurant. Many of the codes are only valid when you dine at the restaurant. You can give the coupon to your server after receiving your bill. The server will adjust your total based on that discount. Make sure that you leave a tip based on the original price of the order and not on the discounted price. Some websites also offer coupons that you can download, print and use in your local grocery store to save on frozen food sold under the Chili's brand name.
Chili's is a casual sit down restaurant that is similar to other restaurant chains like Applebee's and TGI Friday's. Founded in 1975, Larry Levine opened the first Chili's restaurant in Dallas, Texas. Levine looked at the other restaurants in the Dallas area and noticed that there was a lack of restaurants specializing in burgers. He wanted to create a place that would feel welcoming to both families with young children and the college students living in the city. Chili's opened with a menu that included a number of beers, alcoholic drinks, burgers and sides. The first location was so popular that he quickly started opening others. Less than 10 years after opening, Texas was home to nearly 30 of these restaurants. Norman E. Brinker, the founder of Brinker International, purchased the chain in the early 1980s. Brinker International owns several other restaurant chains, including Big Bowl Asian Kitchen, Corner Bakery Cafe, Rockfish Seafood Grill and Flyer's Island Express.
Many people know Chili's because of the advertising campaign that it used in years past. Called Chili's (Welcome to Chili's!), most remember the song because of its catchy line about the restaurant's baby back ribs. The song remains one of the most popular advertising jingles of all time. When Chili's celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015, it encouraged fans to submit their own versions of the song. The video titled Chili's 40th Anniversary Baby Back Ribs Sing Along shows some of the company's favorite user-submitted videos. It also includes a link to a page that lets you see some of the other videos that fans submitted in celebration of the Chili's anniversary celebration.
Though Levine saw Chili's as a casual place that would welcome families and anyone who wanted to grab a burger and a beer, its menu changed quite a bit over the years. The menu now features a line of handmade craft burgers that will delight any meat eater. The Southern Smokehouse Burger comes loaded with thick cut bacon, cheddar cheese and two crispy onion rings on top. If you're in the mood for something with a kick, you might like the Guacamole Burger, which Chili's sends out topped with guacamole, jalapeno peppers and melted cheese. To appeal to diners looking to cut back on calories, Chili's introduced its Lighter Choices menu. All items on the menu have just 600 calories or less. This menu features salmon, chicken and even steak meals.
Major cities often have Chili's restaurants downtown, which makes it easy for office workers to stop in and grab lunch. The restaurant created its own lunch menu that lets you grab lunch for a low price and get back to the office before your break ends. You can pick up something like a smothered chicken burrito, pork tacos, a double cheeseburger or BLT. All sandwiches, tacos and burgers come with fries. Its lunch menu also includes some lighter options like flat bread pizzas and salads.
As Chili's bills itself as a family-friendly restaurant, you'll also find a menu designed just for kids when you stop by for lunch or dinner. Kids can choose from great dishes like macaroni and cheese, grilled chicken, chicken strips, grilled cheese sandwiches or personal pizzas. All dishes served on this menu come with your child's choice of a side dish and a drink.
After deciding on what your kids want to eat, check out the ribs and steaks section of the menu. Chili's cooks all of these dishes slowly and over pecan wood that imparts a rich and smoky flavor to the meats. If you decide on the baby back ribs featured in its old jingle, you'll have a few different options. Order your ribs coated in the chain's original barbecue sauce or a sauce made from craft beer or Dr. Pepper. You can also order a steak of up to 10 ounces with your choice of sides.
You may want to end your meal with a delicious option from the dessert menu. The triple berry crumble cake is a popular option. You get a piece of crumble cake stuffed with berries and served inside a cast iron pan with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of berry compote on top. The skillet chocolate chip cookie also comes baked inside a cast iron pan but features ice cream and a decadent chocolate sauce on top.
Chili's Social Media Links
Chili's on Facebook: Liking Chili's on Facebook will keep you in the loop. Hear about all the great new items landing on each of its menus, including its dessert, drink and dinner menus.
Chili's on Twitter: One look at Chili's Twitter page will help you understand why so many diners stop by for special occasions and celebrations. Learn about upcoming deals and promos, see when new items land on the menu and view colorful images of popular menu items.
Chili's on YouTube: After watching the videos that Chili's posts on YouTube, you might want to cancel your dinner plans and head to the restaurant. See some of the great sandwiches and other affordable dishes that are only available during lunch hours, see classic commercials from its history and even find out why people love working there.
Chili's on Instagram: Instagram lets you get a good look at some of the best items on the Chili's menu before you place an order or head to your nearest restaurant. Make sure that you share and like you favorite images to keep those dishes on the menu.
Chili's on Pinterest: If the images found on the Chili's Pinterest page won't get your mouth watering, nothing will. The restaurant chain created different boards that show you some of its lighter menu options, some great lunch meals and delicious dinner selections. You can also view yummy desserts and find tips on throwing a great party at home.
Chili's Customer Service Contact Info
6820 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75240
Telephone Number: +1 (800) 983-4637