Chili's Compliment - Better Than What I Expected
JENKINGTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- I am not a fan of chain restaurants. There always seems to be a problem with the food, service etc. Had a gift card for Chili's so my wife & I decided to give them a try. Reviewed the menu first on their website. Good selection and you can print a coupon for a free appetizer when you give them your email address. (Used the one for my junk mail) Upon entering the restaurant was empty with 10 dirty tables. Not a good first impression. The hostess explained that the bus boy walked out and she would clean a table for us. We were seated promptly and the waitress was very fast & attentive. Having had no lunch we went with the custom combo dinner. For $17.00 you are given a choice of 2 different entree's with seasonal veggies & loaded mash potatoes. We both choose the half rack of baby back ribs & the monterey chicken topped with bbq sauce & applewood smoked bacon. It was delicious with good sized portions. The true test I look for is the cleanliness of the bathroom. Chili's passed with flying colors. This is a chain restaurant that is obviously well managed and got it right. It shows in the food quality, prompt service and overall cleanliness. Applebee's and Outback are you listening?? Recommended. Give them a try.