Month: May 2013

New Menu Items at Ben’s?

Yes, you heard right. As we look forward to opening a few more locations we want to ensure that our menu has even more options for everyone, including those of you trying to eat healthier. If you recall, we started selling turkey burgers over a decade ago and veggie burgers long before other places added their healthy alternatives to the menus. Might it now be time for a salad, Ben’s style?

To that end, my brother Kamal Ali is creating three new items that we hope to roll out in the next month or so. Our healthiest new option will be called Ben’s Salad Bowl. Our Salad Bowl will consist of a bowl of fresh salad greens with a healthy scoop of Ben’s Veggie (or beef) Chili on top, and then it will be topped with diced tomatoes, onions, shredded cheddar cheese and a dab of sour cream on request. We have been eating it for lunch and it is delicious!

As new burger joints pop up almost daily, it seems only fitting that we add a 1/2 lb. Gourmet Burger to the menu. Made with 1/2 lb. of top quality fresh beef, our burger can be topped with all of your favorites including our homemade chili sauce. The burger also gets a premium sesame seed bun. You really don’t need 20+ topping options when our spicy homemade chili sauce is the perfect compliment.

The final addition at this stage will be Ben’s Rice Bowl. Gotta have our famous Chili Con Carne over rice right? Just seems like the right thing to do and something that can really be a hearty dinner for the family (no disrespect half-smoke and chili cheese fries!).

So there you have it. You are the first to hear about these new additions coming soon to a Ben’s Chili Bowl near you. As always we would love to know what you think? Think its a good idea to add these menu items or should we just stick to what we got? And which one are you most excited to try? Let us know at Remember it was you, our faithful customers who requested that we carry a veggie dog and that’s just what we did. Thanks for reading and check back soon for more inside info.

-Nizam Ali

Ben's Salad Bowl
Ben’s Salad Bowl
Ben's Gourmet Burger
Ben’s Gourmet Burger
Ben's Rice Bowl
Ben’s Rice Bowl