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No 'Decision' Necessary...Cavs Fans Are Invited to Chili's for a Free 'Sweet Shot'

Free dessert all day Friday, July 23 at participating Cleveland-area locations

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

For Cleveland Cavaliers fans attempting to get the bitter taste out of their mouths after the "King's decision," Chili's(R) Grill & Bar has the perfect solution. All day Friday, July 23, at participating Cleveland-area locations, Chili's is giving away free a Sweet Shot dessert to each dine-in guest. One Sweet Shot per entree ordered, while supplies last.

Guests may enjoy this sweet offer at one of the five participating Cleveland-area Chili's locations: Akron (4022 Medina Rd.), Boardman (7303 South Market St.), Canton (4133 Beldon Village Mall), Macedonia (6652 Macedonia Commons Blvd.) and North Olmsted (25061 Country Club Rd.).

During the 2010 ESPY awards presentation last week, actors Steve Carell and Paul Rudd spoofed the recent LeBron James/ESPN press conference, "The Decision." The skit featured Carell sharing his difficult decision to switch from Chili's to a competing restaurant chain.

Last week, upon learning of Carell's decision, Chili's president, Wyman T. Roberts, posted an open letter to fans on the brand's Facebook page.

Chili's fans are encouraged to visit the brand's official Facebook page at to read the letter in entirety and also watch a video created by Chili's team members at, to post comments and share their views.

As a goodwill gesture, Chili's will be delivering party platters of Big Mouth(R) Burger Bites, Chicken Crispers(R) and Baby Back Ribs to the Cleveland Cavaliers staff Friday, July 23.

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 1,500 locations in 30 countries and two territories. Brinker's wholly-owned restaurant brands include Chili's(R) Grill & Bar, and Maggiano's Little Italy(R). Brinker also holds a minority investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill(R). Follow news about Chili's on Facebook at, @Chilis on Twitter and on YouTube at For additional information, please visit

SOURCE Chili's Grill & Bar