CHILI’S changed one of its most popular dishes, and fans didn’t have it.
Diners order the chicken crispers at Chili’s all the time.
Served with corn on the cob and fries, they were the perfect dish for everyone, but especially for picky eaters.
Unfortunately they have disappeared from the menu.
Last year the restaurant tweeted: “Like this tweet if you’ll miss the original chicken crispers”
Responses were bombarded with protests from fans asking that they remain on the menu.
People said they were heartbroken by the decision and the emotions are still raw all these months later.
Chili’s tried to do damage control by reminding people that honey chipotle and crispy chicken crispers would still be available, but it didn’t help much.
In fact, a fan started a petition to bring back the originals.
Jessica Dutra Love wrote a heartfelt statement about why she thinks the Crispers should come back to their Change.org petition.
“With all the negativity in the world, we must do what we can to protect the few sources of joy we have,” she wrote.
“The Original Chicken Crispers were a childhood staple and brought back so many fond memories for my family and I. Going to Chili’s was not just a dining experience, it was a way to stop time and feel like a kid again. “
Backs shared comments saying the crispers “need to be brought back” and that they were a favorite on the menu for many.
In an interview with Today, Chili’s explained its decision to remove the dish from the menu despite it being popular with many customers.
“This menu change is part of our simplification and growth initiatives to reduce complexity for team members at our heart of the establishment and ultimately provide a better experience for our guests,” said a spokesperson.
“Right now, our kitchen team is focused on perfecting our high-quality, hand-baked Crispy Chicken Crispers, which make up the majority of our chicken orders – and are highly sought after.”
“We encourage our guests to come out and try them. They are bigger than before and even juicier. And guests can choose from one of our flavorful sauces – honey mustard, BBQ or homemade ranch.”
ANOTHER BIG CHANGE
Customers were also upset when Chili’s got rid of the $2 for $25 special last year.
The Three For Me special offers guests an appetizer, entree and drink for only $10.99.
Guests can choose from three drinks: a soft drink, lemonade, or iced tea.
However, you can upgrade to a margarita for $2.49.
Appetizers include chips and salsa, house salad, Caesar salad, southwestern chicken soup, chicken enchilada soup, or baked potato soup.
When it comes to deciding on your main course, it starts to get tricky.
For $10.99, you can choose between the Chili Secret Sauce Burger, the Oldtimer With Cheese, or the Big Mouth Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
If you’re willing to spend a little more, you can pay $13.99 for the Just Bacon Burger, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, or a 3-Count Crispers Combo.
Finally, for $15.99 you can get Cilantro-Lime Carna Asada, Classic Sirloin, or Cajun Shrimp Pasta.
You also have the option to add a slice of cheesecake for $2.49.
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