Chili's Grill & Bar Will Pepper in Some Fun With its First-Ever Tailgate Tour

By tailgating with Chili's, college football fans nationwide get a chance to win tickets to postseason games of their choice

DALLAS, Oct 15, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Tailgating and college football go hand in hand. Now that college football season is underway, Chili's(R) Grill & Bar is giving fans across the country another reason to get excited about rooting for their favorite team with its 2008 Tailgate Tour.

Now through Nov. 15, the Chili's Tailgate Tour team will make a stop at 15 college match-ups nationwide searching for fans that incorporate Chili's menu items or its famous chili pepper logo into their tailgating activities. Every week throughout the promotion, all participating tailgaters will have an opportunity to win two tickets to attend the postseason college game of their choice, as well as Chili's gift cards and other prizes. Each week, the Tailgate Tour team will be onsite at the games taking pictures of tailgaters to be featured online. For a list of the selected games or to view pictures of tailgaters in action, log on to
One online grand prize winner will receive the following:

  • tickets to a postseason game
  • roundtrip airfare for two
  • four-day, three-night hotel stay
  • ground transportation to and from the airport and the game; and
  • Chili's tailgate setup at the game

For fans unable to attend Chili's Tailgate Tour games, don't worry! College football enthusiasts nationwide still have a chance to participate in the contest and win prizes by uploading pictures of their local tailgate at

Additional information, including game schedules and contest rules, is available by logging onto

Chili's Grill & Bar 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 favorites at more than 1,400 locations in 25 countries. Other Brinker brands include Maggiano's Little Italy(R), On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina(R) and Romano's Macaroni Grill(R). For more information, please visit

SOURCE Chili's Grill & Bar



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