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  1. the chain gang
    America’s Once-Majestic Novelty-Burger Industry Is on Life SupportWhen you’re putting tarantulas on burgers, it’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration.
  2. the feeding tube
    NBC Is Making a Sitcom Based on Chili’s Elite Corps of ‘Super-Trainers’It’s about a gung-ho team that “travels the country opening new branches” of a casual-dining chain.
  3. Fast-Casual Chain Chili’s Happily Demystifies Health Care for People on TwitterSomeone wanted to know why his doctor’s appointments cost so much.
  4. the chain gang
    Chili’s Manager Takes Away Black Vet’s Free Burger on Veterans DayA customer in Trump shirt allegedly questioned his service to a manager.
  5. the chain gang
    Tourist Eats at Chain RestaurantNew York City is full of amazing restaurants. Too bad people still go to Chili’s when they’re here.
  6. The Tipping Game
    Chili’s Takes a Stand Against the Anti-Tipping MovementThe company doesn’t want its servers to forget the meaning of good service, or something.
  7. Lawsuits
    Waiter Who Spit in a Man’s Drink Gets Busted by a DNA TestIt took three months to solve the horrendous crime.
  8. The Chain Gang
    Chili’s Is Paying $750,000 So Its Food Looks Good on InstagramPretty desperate.
  9. Strike A Pose
    Brave Chili’s Cook Vows to Capitalize on Shirtless Viral Photo Shoot That“Trust and believe I’m capitalizing.”
  10. Open Carry
    Even the NRA Says Maybe Don’t Bring a Gun to a RestaurantThe organization says demonstrators have “crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness.”
  11. The Chain Gang
    Chili’s April Autism Awareness Partnership Draws Sharp CriticismCritics say the well-intentioned benefit is actually funding a “pseudoscientific” group.
  12. The Grub Street Diet
    The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee Powers Through Lunch at“My death-row meal would be just all different kinds of potato chips.”
  13. The Chain Gang
    Shiny Tablets Trick Americans Into Buying More Food From Chili’sThe restaurant chain tested tablet-ordering at nearly 200 locations and found they dramatically boosted business.
  14. Where Not to Eat
    Regarding the Scene at Chili’s in San Bruno, on Mother’s DayOnce again, Ms. Spotswood ventures where we dare not.
  15. Video Feed
    Singer of Chili’s Baby Back Ribs Jingle Remembered on Best FuneralHis coffin looks like a smoker.
  16. Mediavore
    G-20 Reaches Food Agreement; Where to Find Lamb BellyThe international heavyweight organization works to stabilize world food prices.
  17. L.A. Diet
    Comedian Heather McDonald Eats Zankou Chicken and United Airlines Tapas“I don’t know if was the movie or the glasses of wine, but I fell asleep in the middle….I love Reese Witherspoon, but that was a pretty bad movie.”
  18. Mediavore
    LAUSD Appeases Critics Through Flavored Milk Ban; Joseph Mahon Finds a FullertonThe ban has been considered for some time, but will allow LAUSD a little breathing room.
  19. Oops
    Of Course Chili’s Is Serving Booze to Kids, TooAnd we totally called this.
  20. Mediavore
    Sewing Needle Found in Chili’s Ribs; How to Drink Pigeon MilkIn other news, Pepsi and Jamba Juice have both gone very green.
  21. Mediavore
    An Unintended Tongue Piercing at Chili’s; Super SquabsPlus: Modernizing Africa’s food system, Pepsi’s new eco-bottles, and more, all in our morning news roundup.
  22. Mediavore
    Campbell Soup Heiress Is No Longer a Billionaire; Pigeon Milk Is Being Touted asPlus: Pepsi invents a palnt-based plastic bottle; and General Mills is devoting resources to help modernize Africa’s food systems, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Mediavore
    The United States of Beer; Carl’s Jr. Parent Co. Considers Leaving Carp forMeanwhile, eat the burger chain’s newest menu item at your own risk.
  24. Mediavore
    Brooklyn Plans Kitchen for Small Producers; Behold the United States of BeerPlus: introducing savory cupcakes, Chili’s conquers Russia, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  25. Mediavore
    Fire Strikes Sally Starr’s Pizza Shop; Brace Yourself: Here Comes SavoryPlus: Local-food delivery appeases lazy locavores; and Chili’s opens in Russia, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. Mediavore
    Food Inspires More High Fashion; Beresford-Redman Case Ramps UpCloris Leachman shows off a dress made with cabbage leaves.
  27. Mediavore
    A New Ruling on Wine Sales in NJ Could Crush Local Wineries; Martha Stewart GetsPlus: With new dietary guidelines, the USDA warns against calories, soda and salt; and Chili’s tests new barbecue menu items, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Mediavore
    Jay Leno Breaks Down at Chili’s; Westlake Resident Details Harrassment of StreetThe late-night host fixes his car using water from the restaurant and an LAPD officer is singled out for dumping food vendors’ trash.
  29. Celebrity Settings
    Was Ashton Kutcher Caught Canoodling at Madeo?The actor and Hollywood restaurant owner takes to Twitter and starts asking “dude, where’s my lawyer?”
  30. Mediavore
    Kanye West Throws Tantrum Over Chicken; Fatburger Expands to IndonesiaReports say Kanye West got very upset over a piece of chicken in Hollywood, while Fatburger goes abroad to Indonesia.
  31. Mediavore
    Meals Taxes Rise Today; Instant Ice Cream at NortheasternPlus: Sandra Lee gets dissed, and Chili’s wants its customers back (customers back), all in our morning news roundup.
  32. Mediavore
    Bayless Loves Banh Mi; Free Coffee For AllPlus: Chili’s brings its baby back back; Chick-Fil-A wins best drive thru
  33. Mediavore
    Alton Brown Disses Sandra Lee; Chili’s Wants Its Customers BackPlus: Bloomberg as Big Brother, and cheap wine, all in our morning news roundup.
  34. Mediavore
    Lights Out at The Four Seasons; Fro-Yo Battle Carries OnPlus: Bigger taxes could mean bigger tips, and more groceries at Target, all in our morning news roundup.
  35. Bookshelf
    This Is Why You’re FatA new book, by the man who fought big tobacco as FDA commissioner, tells us why we crave Chili’s (wait, we crave Chili’s?).
  36. The Apocalypse
    Gael Greene Experiments With Spam, and We Can Only Wonder What’s NextThe esteemed critic is headed down a slope that’s as slippery as Spam goo.
  37. NewsFeed
    The Shocking Secrets of Chain-Restaurant Calorie CountsAfter reviewing our findings, you may come to consider the Baconator, compared to certain other murderous burgers, a “healthy” option.
  38. Mediavore
    Sign On to FohBoh; Stay Dry at Death & Co.There’s a new social-networking site for members of the restaurant industry called FohBoh, but if you’re not an industry insider, you can enjoy the forums, blogs, and videos on all aspects of food. [Red Herring via The Grinder/Chow] Le Bernadin’s Eric Ripert will open a new restaurant called 10 Arts at the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton this spring. [Zagat Buzz] A lot of people may be freaking out over the FDA’s approval of meat and milk from cloned livestock for consumption, but cloned food products have been in the food supply for some time. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Related: FDA to Beef Industry: Send in the Clones
  39. Chili’s Is Mercifully Putting Nearly Half Its Menu Out of Its MiseryThe 125-item tome spread across 18 sections will be cut down to 75 “core” options.