"Guests have also told us they know that today no restaurant can be everything to everyone," Kelli Valade, president of Chili’s, said in a statement. "So, by eliminating 40 percent of our menu, we’ve reinvested in meatier burgers, ribs and fajitas -- the items that we’ve always been known for. We apologize to any Guest who misses a departed dish, but with this bold move we commit to all Guests to do a better job of serving our famous food on every visit, in every restaurant.”
So, the next time you find yourself at your local Chili's, don't expect to order the Mango Chili Tilapia. A heftier plater of ribs will probably make up for it, though.