VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2011) - The holiday season is a special time of year for folks of all ages. Chili's is spreading the holiday cheer early this year by giving away 10,000 vouchers for free Pepper Pals meals for children aged 12 & under that attend this year's Santa Claus parade as part of SantaFest in Maple.
Chili's originated in Dallas, Texas in 1975 serving up south-western inspired food and drink selections. Today, Chili's is a favourite dining destination for millions of people around the world with more than 1,500 locations in 32 countries and two territories around the globe. "Chili's has a long history of being involved in the community and we thought this year would be a wonderful opportunity to give something special to all of the good boys and girls that attend this year's Santa Claus parade in Maple," said Heath Everett, franchise owner of Chili's Grill & Bar in Vaughan, Ontario.
This year marks the twelfth anniversary of the SantaFest events in Maple, Ontario. The Santa Claus parade takes place on Sunday, November 13th starting at 2 PM and runs along Major Mackenzie Drive in Maple. Mari Vosburg, Chair of the 2011 "SantaFest in Maple" festivities comments, "The mission of SantaFest is to promote community spirit, civic pride and foster partnerships between businesses and the community in the celebration of the Christmas Holiday season. We think it is terrific that local businesses like Chili's are willing to get involved and make such a generous offer."
The ChiliHead team will be part of the Santa Claus parade travelling along the parade route and distributing cards that children 12 & under can redeem for a free Pepper Pals meal at Chili's Grill & Bar in the Colossus Centre until February 29, 2012. The Chili's Pepper Pals menu offers a wide selection of delicious food and healthy choices for children to choose from. For more details please call the restaurant at (905) 264-9977 or come into the store for a visit. Information on this year's SantaFest events can be found at http://santafestinmaple.com.
Chili's Grill & Bar is located at 21 Colossus Drive in the Colossus Centre in Vaughan, ON. The restaurant is open from 11 AM to 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and from 11 AM until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Chili's® Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (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 1,500 locations in 32 countries and two territories. Brinker's wholly-owned restaurant brands include Chili's® Grill & Bar, and Maggiano's Little Italy®. Brinker also holds a minority investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill®.
Source: Chili's Grill & Bar (Ontario)
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