The fan-favorite dessert will return to select Chili’s menus nationwide on Oct. 1 to benefit St. Jude year-round
DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — If you’ve been tracking our menu updates as any good Chili’s-loving Guest should, you know that the Paradise Pie took a break from our menus a few years ago. That news made many of our loyal Guests passionately clap back. So this is for all of you who were upset with us. Today, we’re announcing the return of our beloved Paradise Pie to select Chili’s® Grill & Bar menus nationwide.
Not only is the Paradise Pie back, but it’s also giving back. Starting today, every purchase of this mouthwatering dessert will benefit both your taste buds and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® because $.50 from each Paradise Pie purchase will be donated to St. Jude.
To understand why this is such a big deal, here’s a look at just how much our Guests missed the Paradise Pie during its sabbatical:
“I used to work at Chili’s during college and I would eat that dessert all of the time. Now I save it for special occasions, like my birthday and I almost started to cry when I saw it was gone.”
Had health scares…
“Ohmigosh. I went to Chili’s today for the Paradise Pie and almost had heart failure when they said it was taken off the menu. Why?”
“Bring back the paradise pie! I was devastated when I heard it was gone. It is my favorite. It is my birthday dessert. Please bring it back.”
And downright begged…
“PLEASE BRING THE PARADISE PIE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went to Chili’s every other day of the week just for the pie! I drove 100 miles there and back! OMG.”
So, if those testimonials don’t tell you the kind of treat you’re in for, I’m not sure what will.
If you missed the first appearance of the Paradise Pie on the menu a few years ago, here’s the deal. The Paradise Pie is a dessert packed with chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut that sits under a heavenly bed of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and caramel. What more could you ask for? It’s basically a mountain of sweet treats bundled into one ooey gooey dessert. Eat it for yourself or share it with a friend, or two; we’re not here to judge because if we’re being honest with ourselves (and you) we may or may not have just devoured one too.
So, ultimately, we had no choice but to bring back the Paradise Pie.
And we’re excited to benefit St. Jude year-round with the help of an iconic menu item. Since 2002, we’ve proudly supported the lifesaving work of St. Jude and are dedicated to its mission of Finding cures. Saving children®. To date, we have raised more than $68 million with the help of our gracious Guests and Team Members to ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. And now you can easily help give back too by simply ordering the Paradise Pie. Really. It’s that simple. Find a Chili’s near you here.
If you’re curious to learn more about our longstanding partnership with St. Jude, read along here.
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. Known for their signature menu items – burgers, ribs and fajitas– Chili’s offers fresh, bold and unexpected flavors. Each ChiliHead at more than 1,600 locations in 31 countries and two territories takes great pride in Chili’s purpose of connecting with and serving Guests and giving back to the communities in which they are located. In addition to Chili’s, Brinker owns and operates Maggiano’s Little Italy®. For more brand-related information, visit chilis.com.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
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