Our Heritage


Inspired by the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off in southwest Texas, Larry Lavine had an idea to share his love of the mouth-watering bold spices and smoky flavors of the region. In 1975, Lavine opened Chili’s Hamburger
Grill & Bar in Dallas, Texas. Chili’s served homemade, quality food and beverages in a casual atmosphere.

Today, our menu includes many of our original recipes as well as a few items we’ve created along the way. Whether they have Texas roots or a variety of fresh spins on America’s favorites, all our food delivers
big flavor and serious satisfaction.