Presented in partnership with Chili’s
Chili’s is so much more than a chain restaurant with queso, southwest eggrolls, and heaping plates of sizzlin’ fajitas. Chili’s is a cultural institution that means something to everyone. It’s beloved by people looking for fancy nights out; a place where great life moments happen with a laugh and a smile, from first dates to engagements to celebrating milestone birthdays with family and friends.
They also make a damn fine Presidente margarita, with exactly 25 shakes. Every. Single. Time. Just ask my mom – She loves to count the bartender shakes from afar ever since a waitress told her about it 15 years ago. It’s a rite of passage on our family nights out at Chili’s.
Pam Beesly iconically said it best after slamming too many Chili’s margaritas (or “second drinks”) with her Dunder Mifflin co-workers:
“I feel God in this Chili’s tonight.”
Though it earned her an 11-year ban from the restaurant that’s since been lifted, Pam Beesly getting caught up in her happy hour feels went on to create a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, for both her budding romance with Jim Halpert and Chili’s. “I feel God in this Chili’s tonight” is a moment of instant relatability – Who among us hasn’t nearly laughed themselves to tears with friends while sharing a Triple Dipper.
Chili’s has embraced their status in Internet culture, too. From Chili’s Halloween costumes paying homage to the legendary “Hi, Welcome to Chili’s” vine to gratuitous fawning over Skillet Queso, Chili’s knows how to embrace it’s unorthodox fan following.
And even better, this Cyber Monday, you can take your love for Chili’s to the next level.
Today, Cyber Monday, Chili’s is launching their very first ever online pop-up retail store. It features rare, yet impeccable Chili’s merch for all the Chili’s fanatics out there. But there’s a big, big catch: You only have one day to purchase… TODAY ONLY. AND, there’s a limited quantity of each item, which means these one-of-a-kind pieces of Chili’s gear are going to go fast. Who knows, this limited edition merch might even go on to become a rare heirloom in the Halpert family, getting passed down between generations.
Jim and Pam did have their first kiss at Chili’s, after all.
Go check it out at www.welcometochilis.com. In Chili’s own words, “we don’t know when this merch will be back, baby back, baby back.”
They’re just that good.
Here are some of the must-have items from the limited edition Chili’s drip, with descriptions from the Chili’s store itself.
I Feel God In This Chili’s Tonight t-shirt
Remember that time we were featured on The Office and Pam Beesly got kicked out of Chili’s for enjoying too many Second Drinks? You have Pam to thank for this baller t-shirt.
Burger, Ribs, Fajitas and Margarita cufflink sets
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got hitched, we couldn’t help but jump in and create custom gear to make Chili’s oh so royal. Now you can class up your next formal with one (or all) of these SASSY cufflinks.
Skillet Queso bomber jacket
Thanks to our queso lover who took her love to the next level with this article “15 Tweets You’ll Only Understand If You’re Completely Obsessed With Chili’s Queso,” we thought it was only appropriate to create an item to match her love for our Skillet Queso. Now you can rep your love for it too. GET YOU SOME.
Hi, Welcome to Chili’s swimsuit
When we heard one of our fans wanted to surprise her best friend, who loves Chili’s, for her birthday, we had to delight her with a one-of-a-kind swimsuit. Summer will be here before you know it so plan ahead for your next pool party.
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