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In Response to Interview, Chili's(R) Grill & Bar Invites Drew Carey to Manage a Restaurant for a Day


DALLAS, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Carey is becoming a manager at a Chili's near you. Well, that's not true yet, but if he accepts an offer from Chili's(R) Grill & Bar President Todd Diener, it would become a reality.

Last week, the famous actor, comedian and game show host was featured in a Washington Post article which asked celebrities, "What would you be doing if acting hadn't panned out?" Carey quipped, "Probably managing a restaurant...I'd be at a Chili's near you. I'd be the boss that everybody liked."

In a formal letter from Diener, Carey was invited to become an honorary Chili's manager for a day with proceeds donated to a charity designated by Carey.

    The letter read as follows:

    Dear Drew,

    I recently read your quote in the Washington Post in response to the
    question "What would you be doing if acting hadn't panned out?" You
    mentioned that you would probably start out waiting tables and then,
    "They would have made me an assistant manager and I'd work my way
    up...I'd be at a Chili's near you."

    I know that in addition to your foodservice industry experience, you
    possess an enthusiastic, outgoing, hardworking and energetic
    personality. Our managers are passionate about putting fun into
    everyday life and it sounds like you are, too! I'd like to invite
    you to fulfill your long-held desire by managing one of our Chili's
    Grill & Bar restaurants for a few hours.

    To thank you for your time, we would gladly make a donation to a
    charity of your choice - perhaps the Cleveland Public Library? And
    as a bonus, I've enclosed a $100 gift card so you can get a
    firsthand taste of Chili's familiar favorites with a twist (I
    personally recommend the Buffalo Chicken Crisper Bites).

    Los Angeles is one of our most popular markets, and we would love to
    host you at any of our 53 locations in the area.

    So thanks for mentioning us, and I hope you seriously consider this
    offer to bring your fun-loving personality to the Chili's family.
    I'm confident our team members will help fulfill your dream to be
    "the boss that everybody liked."


    Todd Diener
    President, Chili's Grill & Bar

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. For more information, please visit

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