Chili’s Launches Big Smasher Burger And Crispy Chicken Sandwich As Affordable Alternative To Fast Food



As inflation continues causing soaring prices at the country’s most popular fast-food chains, Chili’s is introducing a new Big Smasher burger and Crispy Chicken sandwich to its Chili’s 3 For Me menu, starting at just $10.99.
We know diners are experiencing sticker shock from the rising cost of fast food, with little change to the actual quantity or quality of fast food combo meals, George Felix, Chili’s Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement. We believe that Chili’s 3 For Me offers better value than you’ll find in any drive-thru and, with the all-new Big Smasher burger, we just made the 3 for Me even better. We believe our guests can enjoy better quality, better pricing and a better experience every time.
The new Big Smasher burger features a nearly half-pound, hand-smashed burger patty — twice the beef of a McDonald’s Big Mac. The Big Smasher also comes with diced red onions, lettuce, pickles, Thousand Island dressing and American cheese, for a familiar fast-food flavor.
The Big Smasher and the new Crispy Chicken sandwich are the latest additions to the Chili’s 3 For Me menu, which includes a bottomless non-alcoholic beverage and bottomless chips and salsa alongside the burger and fries, starting at $10.99. Adults of legal drinking age can add a Chili’s classic margarita for just $3.99.
To celebrate, Chili’s is giving away gift cards that cover a $10.99 3 For Me meal. To win, fans on X, formerly Twitter, can share their review detailing why Chili’s is better than fast food by quote retweeting and using the hashtag #Chilis3ForMeRescue beginning April 29.
TMX contributed to this article.