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August 21, 2008 | General

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) welcomes a spicy new addition to the growing lineup of terminal food and beverage outlets. EIA passengers can enjoy the southwest-style offerings of a full-service Chili’s restaurant in the domestic passenger departures lounge late this fall.

“We know that our passengers are looking for more variety in dining options before their flights, and Chili’s will offer many new and fresh options for our customers,” says Reg Milley, EIA President and CEO.

This licensed outlet—the fifth Chili’s in the Edmonton region—will be located between gates 52 and 54 in the domestic departures lounge, offering diners an ample view of the runways while they enjoy the Chili’s experience. Travellers can choose from a full-service menu as well as grab-and-go selection. Chili’s is a hugely popular restaurant chain, offering guests a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner and world-famous margaritas.

“We’ve had a great history here in Alberta, and we’re really excited about this new opportunity to serve Edmontonians and their visitors at EIA,” says Gerry Inglis, Franchise Owner/Developer of Chili’s Restaurants. “Our whole team is excited to introduce our delicious menu, fun theme and great customer service to travellers at Edmonton International.”

This new Chili’s outlet is part of an overall plan to improve the customer experience and provide more choice when travelling through EIA.

Chili’s is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili’s offers a fun, energetic atmosphere and a distinct, fresh mix of grilled American favourites at more than 1,400 locations in 25 countries.

EIA, Canada’s fastest-growing major airport over the past two years, is committed to complete and effective customer service — “we’ll move you.”