‘Chili’s’ restaurant is opening in South Dakota
Chili’s, the chain of Mexican restaurants in South Carolina, is opening its first store in the South Dakota capital.
The restaurant will be in the former Taco Bell site at 3141 SW South Dakota Highway, in the city of Bismarck.
The company plans to hire 150 employees at the store, which is being built by an unnamed construction company.
It will also have a catering service and be the first Chili franchisee to open in South America.
Chili, which was founded in 1993, has grown to become a national chain.
The South Dakota location will be Chili Family Restaurants’ first.
“We’re so excited to bring the South Dakotans back to Chili as our first North American location,” said Chili CEO and President, Tony Bauza.
“They’ve been our biggest fans for the last decade and we’re thrilled to bring them back here to South Dakota.”
The restaurant, which will have a restaurant and a dining room, is expected to open by the end of the year.
The new store, with its namesake Chili Restaurant, will include Chili-branded products such as chili, salsa, tacos and a menu of Chili sandwiches, burgers and chicken wings.
“Chili has become a family brand that everyone knows and loves,” said Steve Hochman, president and CEO of Taco Bell.
“With this opening, Chili will be opening in a new state and bringing the world of Chili’s to its largest city in the U.S. and its largest state in Mexico.”
The company will also offer Chili products at its retail stores in North Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska.
The Chili family is based in Dallas, Texas.