Chili’s near WKU campus to celebrate grand opening July 11

Chili's® Grill & Bar has fired up the grill and opened its doors near WKU in Bowling Green. Chili’s will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Monday (July 11).

Chili's will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. July 11.

Chili's Grill & Bar near the WKU campus will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. July 11.

Operated by Aramark Higher Education, this is the first Chili’s location in Bowling Green and has opened to much excitement. Chili’s Grill & Bar is located between the Augenstein Alumni Center and the adjacent parking structure in close proximity to the Hyatt Place of Bowling Green. The State Farm Courtyard is pending completion but will be a welcomed addition to the Chili’s restaurant and adds another venue in Bowling Green with available outdoor seating.

“We have an enthusiastic, energetic team eager to serve guests looking for delicious food and drink in a fun and relaxing setting,” said Steve Hoyng of Aramark Higher Education. “We’re excited to bring Chili’s Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex favorites to students and the community at large at this wonderful new location on the edge of Western Kentucky University’s campus.”

The restaurant, which represents the latest Chili’s prototype currently in development, brings more than 75 jobs to the WKU campus family. The restaurant is approximately 4,500 square feet and seats 160 guests.

The menu offers a variety of fresh spins on America’s favorites while staying true to Chili’s Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex roots with highlights including Tableside Guacamole, White Spinach Queso, Sizzling Fajitas, Hand-Crafted Burgers and Baby Back Ribs.

About Chili's® Grill & Bar: Chili's® Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili's offers a variety of Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex favorites at more than 1,550 locations in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Chili's, Brinker owns and operates Maggiano's Little Italy®. Follow news about Chili's on Facebook (, Twitter (, Instagram ( and YouTube ( For more brand-related information, visit

About Aramark: Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms. United by a passion to serve, our 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people in 21 countries around the world. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, rated number one among Diversified Outsourcing Companies, as well as among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at

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