Renderings of a Chili’s restaurant. (Kidder Mathews)
By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
A project to bring the first Chili’s Grill & Bar to Maricopa is no longer “full steam ahead.”
The chain restaurant’s entry into the city has been postponed, according to a representative of parent company Brinker International.
The Brinker rep, who declined to be identified, said the Maricopa restaurant is “still at least 18 months out.”
The rep declined to comment on the reasons for the delay, saying he did not have additional information to share at this time.
“We are continuing to open new restaurants every month and expand the Chili’s footprint across the country, but it will just be a bit longer on this one than was once planned,” he said.
In December, Maricopans were given reason to believe the wait for the popular chain restaurant would be relatively short.