Chili's Rolling Out Pizzas, Flatbreads, Mexican

You may know them more for their Big Mouth Burgers and their “can’t get it out of your head” Baby Back Ribs commercials, but Chili’s has begun tackling three new territories this spring, as a set of pizzas have hit their lunch and dinner combo menu, new Mexican dishes are being tested, and flatbread sandwiches will start in May, Nation’s Restaurant News reports.

The four pizzas that you can order are

  • Southwest Chicken Pizza (“Topped with chile-rubbed grilled chicken, chipotle pesto, cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey and pepper Jack, green & red bell peppers, red onion and house-made pico de gallo. [This dish contains nuts.]“)
  • Taco Pizza (“Topped with seasoned ground beef, salsa, cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey and pepper Jack, red onion and cilantro with a drizzle of cumin-lime sour cream and house-made pico de gallo.”)
  • Pepperoni Pizza (“Topped with mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Parmesan and classic pepperoni.”)
  • Five-Cheese Pizza (“Topped with cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey and pepper Jack, Parmesan, diced tomatoes and green onions.”)

The pizzas are available on their $6 Lunch Break Combo menu and their $20 Dinner For 2 menu, and are focused in a new series of commercials. Chili’s is banking on their low-protein cost to be profit movers for the company.

The flatbread sandwiches will be coming in May, and have tested well with women. In addition to these, Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas and a Tex-Mex Combo Plate are currently being tested. If they are successful, they’d likely join the chain nationwide.

Rolling out new pizza dishes seems to be the highlight of many companies right now, with both Little Caesers and Pizza Hut launching new dishes. Could the big guys taking these pizza chances be a sign that you should start trying your own?