Month: June 2017

Ben’s Half-Smokes and Chili Con Carne Now at Costco!

Bringing Ben’s One Step Closer to You

We know it’s hard to get around the beltway and into the city to get your Ben’s Chili Bowl favorites, especially if you live farther out in Maryland or Virginia. That’s why we’ve teamed up with a major grocery wholesaler to bring our famous flavors one step closer to your front door.

Ben’s Chili Bowl at Costco

Now that Ben’s Chili Bowl is at Costco, you get your Ben’s favorites for your home and your guests while doing your regular grocery shopping. Entertaining at home or just having dinner – ether way – Half Smokes or Chili Con Carne from Ben’s make it a whole different eating experience.

Our Half Smokes are great on the grill, in your favorite home recipes, or for your breakfast and brunch needs. Our Chili Con Carne is fantastic on nachos or in a bowl topped with cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream making it perfect for any party.

Ben’s Chili Bowl at Costco means more ways to change any meal you cook up, and at a great price too. Ben’s Chili Bowl at Costco means almost 100 years of combined experience feeding the families of the District, Maryland, and Virginia. Ben’s Chili Bowl at Costco means Half Smokes and Chili Con Carne on demand.

Make the summer special by rocking Ben’s Chili Bowl in your home and on your grill!  If you don’t see Ben’s in your local Costco, please request it. Getting Ben’s Chili Bowl to you is our goal whether in store, online, or at your local grocer. We’re always trying to do more for our fans, and we’re so happy to be in 16 Costco stores near you:

Washington, DC Fairfax Gaithersburg
Beltsville Sterling Manassas
Pentagon City Chantilly Leesburg
Fredericksburg Woodbridge Brandywine
Lanham Mt Vernon Wheaton

Unveiling Ben’s Chili Bowl’s New Mural

“Who is going on the wall?” was the question on the minds of Ben’s Chili Bowl’s guests from the DC/MD/VA community as well as those from all over the world. You voted for the people you wanted to see, and the new mural is finally nearing completion. The first mural on Ben’s wall became one of the most photographed murals in the world. Now, MuralsDC and Ben’s Chili Bowl are ready to present the latest creation by muralist Aniekan Udofia.

Please join us along with special guests for the official unveiling:
DATE: Wednesday, June 21 st
TIME: 12:00PM
WHERE: 1213 U Street NW

Ben’s Chili Bowl – We have proudly and humbly served the community for nearly 59 years. Since the beginning, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been a place where people of all walks of life, from presidents, celebrities, and the homeless, feel welcome as part of the Ben’s family.

MuralsDC is a graffiti prevention initiative funded annually by DPW. We are thankful to this initiative for giving local artists the opportunity to express their talent while bringing attention to graffiti prevention.

The Artist: The artist for Ben’s mural was selected through MuralsDC. We are proud to say that Aneikan Udofia was chosen to do our mural for the second time. He has achieved local notoriety for his towering murals of Duke Ellington, Fredrick Douglas, George Washington, and especially for his previous work on Ben’s wall, which was donated by MuralsDC in 2012.

For additional information, please contact:

Ben’s Chili Bowl: Vida Ali at or (310) 859-4730

MuralsDC: Nancy Lyons at or (202) 671-2637