Chili's California Locations, Texas Chain
Monterey Chicken shown in photo is topped with BBQ sauce, tomato, cheese and applewood
smoked bacon. Served with mashed potatoes with black pepper gravy and seasonal
veggies (subject to change)
How's the food? It is quite tasty, and includes
quite a few calories. You can stick with salads & soups, but that isn't what
Chili's is known for. To get a gestimate of their prices, a special that ran in
2010 offered two entrees for $20, no beverage, etc.
Fortune Magazine called the company that owns Chili's (Brinker's) the World's
Most Admired Food Services Companies in 2009. FORBES Magazine named it one of
the 400 Best Companies in America between 2002-2007.
Chili's Grill & Bar is a restaurant chain founded by Larry Lavine.
In 1975 Chili's opened its first location, a converted postal station on
Greenville Avenue in Dallas, as a fun burger joint with a popular happy hour.
The following year it was renamed Chili's, Inc. By the early 1980's there were
close to 30 Chili's locations featuring similar Southwest decor and an
affordable, American menu. In 1983, Lavine sold Chili's, Inc. to Norman E.
Brinker, formerly with Pillsbury restaurant group. He joined the company and
under his leadership, it went public that same year. In 1991, to encompass
a growing restaurant portfolio, the name was changed to Brinker International,
Inc. Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc.
Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy are its two brands. While the
restaurant has offered franchise opportunities, no such opportunities existed in
the U.S. at the close of 2010, according to the official Brinker website.
Chicken options include Monterey Chicken and Margarita Grilled Chicken, plus
several types of Chicken Crispers in original, extra crispy and spicy --Tossed in
a new sweet & smoky sauce. Served with corn on the cob,
fries and ranch dressing.
Cajun pasta is
Penne pasta with creamy garlic Alfredo sauce with Cajun spices and topped with
tomatoes and green onions.
Remember that Chili's started with burgers? Here are some burgers Avocado
burger, Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce burger, traditional, mushroom-swiss burger,
peppercorn, jalapeno smokehouse bacon burger, Southern Smokehouse bacon burger
and bacon burger.
Sandwiches include Turkey, Steak, Pull Pork, and Santa
Fe Chicken Wrap.
Chili's includes salads, soups, appetizers, kids' foods, full cocktail
bar, casual, comfortable, carpeted floors, vinyl booths, tables & chair options,
and in each restaurant one signature upside down picture on the wall.
California Locations - see Chilis.com
West Sacramento (1)
El Dorado Hills
San Jose (4)
Santa Clarita (2)
Thousand Oaks (2)
City of Industry
San Diego (7)
Chula Vista (2)