Singapore will no longer hear “hi, welcome to Chili’s” as of this week, because the American casual restaurant chain breathed its last on March 24. In what appeared to be an abrupt announcement yesterday, the brand put up a Facebook post informing customers it had shuttered all its outlets on the island the day before.
The short online farewell thanked guests for “all the great moments and memories” over the past 10 years, eliciting sad reacts from netizens who seemed to really enjoy the burgers, steak, and enchiladas there.
If you’re a fickle foodie, you probably haven’t stepped into a Chili’s in years, seeing as how we’ve got plenty of other (dare we say, better) options in Singapore. But unfortunately for loyal fans of the eatery, if you didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to its Tanglin Mall, Resorts World Sentosa, and Clarke Quay Central branches, it’s too late now.
At least it lasted an entire decade, which is more than we can say for other international F&B concepts that’ve tried and failed to make their mark on the tough dining scene in Singapore.