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Chili’s Restaurants Cutting Their Menu and Going ‘Back to Their Roots’

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As it stands right now, Chili’s menu includes an expansive offering of belly-filling meals, but the company recently announced that customers won’t have as many pages to turn through in their menu starting on September 18th. WFAA writes that the restaurant chain has decided to cut 40 percent of their menu in order to go “back to their roots” and focus on what they do best.

When the company first started in 1975, their menu only held 25 items with a heavy focus on burgers. Kelli Valade, president of Chili’s, said in a statement, “We’ve reinvested in meatier burgers, ribs and fajitas – the items that we’ve always been known for. We apologize to any guest who misses a departed dish, but with this bold move we commit to all guests to do a better job of serving our famous food on every visit, in every restaurant.”

Market Watch says that experts are calling Chili’s announcement a “smart move,” and it will get customers to return for the items they’re known best for and help lower food waste. And overall, the adjustment seems like it will make things a little easier for customers to choose. The menu is lowering from a whopping 125 items to a still very sizable 75.