The Chili’s franchise owned by Brinkers of the USA was taken on by Arabian Food Supplies with the opening of the first restaurant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1999.
In fact the first Chili’s location in the USA was a converted house in Dallas, Texas, which opened in 1975.The food was so popular that customers often lined up in the parking lot waiting for a table. At that time the menu consisted almost entirely of burgers, chillies, chilli tacos and fries.
The US South-western heritage is still present every day at Chili’s and is considered one of the oldest cuisines in the United States, it represents a mixture of the culinary heritages of Spain, Mexico and Native American tribes.
The first Chili’s in Saudi Arabia opened in Jeddah in 1999. Today, there are branches in Jeddah, Riyadh, Al-Khobar, Dhahran and Madinah totalling 70+ Middle East locations, further expansion plans are already under way with a new Chili’s Restaurant scheduled to open in the very near future in Jubail.
In Chili’s the table tile tops, vintage ceilings and posters take you back into retro space and a comfortable diner routine where you can dig into your all time favourites. Chili’s is the place where all family members know what they like and want. It offers the prime source of enjoyment for every age and every tasteful soul and incorporates dishes that savour health and flavour and brings smiles to faces.
The little ones have their playground to keep them engaged at Chili’s whereas the older ones relax in cubicles or outdoor settings to enjoy a Chili’s menu that offers a great variety of fresh, flavourful, multi-sensory, and innovative food dishes and beverages for all tastes, where everyone can find something crave-able and delicious to eat. Which include the Triple Play appetizers, mouth-watering wings over buffalo sauce and the incredible Southwestern egg rolls, served with dipping sauces. As to the entrees the delicious selection includes the likes of Country Fried Steak, Country Fried Chicken, Fajitas, and the Fajita Trio Ð the tender grilled steak, marinated grilled chicken and spicy garlic and lime shrimp which is a classic favourite, to finish off there is a selection of mouth watering desserts such as the heavenly Molten Chocolate Cake. Warm cake and hot chocolate.
For those concerned with their weight or shape, Chili’s prides itself on being the first restaurant in the Kingdom to have offered a variety of low fat and low carbohydrate platters in the Guiltless Menu, this without losing any of the flavour or succulence that has become associated with Chili’s dishes.
The Chili’s restaurants regularly introduce special promotional items which are included in the menu for a limited period (LTO’s)
Chili’s is constantly updating its menu to offer a discerning clientele a wider choice of superb South-western styled dishes.
Following the success and reputation gained in the market by the already operational Chili’s Restaurants the substantiated claim is clearly “No one does it like Chili’s”
Chili’s website: ChilisKSA.com