Burgers. Ribs. Fajitas. It all started with a dream: to create a place you’d want to go and hang out with good friends over a burger and a beer. For people who craved connection with family and friends, we were the only ones to offer a genuine Southwest spirit filled with positive energy.
Since then, we’ve boldly claimed our place in the restaurant universe, with five locations in Hawaii and more to come. People around the globe love our Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex flavors, and the fun ways that we make every Guest feel special.
In August 1996, Pacific Meritage brought Chili’s to local residents in Hawaii with the opening of a restaurant in the Waikele Shopping Center. Chili’s opened another location in the Mililani Town Center in March 2000, followed by Kahala Mall in July 2000, Pearlridge Mall in December 2000 and Kapolei Shopping Center in May 2001. Pacific Meritage wanted to bring the fun energy, unique Southwest flavors and family friendly atmosphere of Chili’s to Hawaii residents. The restaurants actively give back to their local communities through sponsorships and fundraising in support of charities and community organizations.