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Check Please! American Express and Chili’s Pair Up; Allow Card Members to Use Membership Rewards Points for Meals Integration with tabletop Ziosk tablets makes using points for meals seamless and fast
NEW YORK,  May 14, 2015 -- 

American Express announced today that Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program will soon be able to use Membership Rewards points for dine-in purchases at participating Chili's® Grill & Bar restaurants nationwide. The rollout will begin with company-owned restaurants on May 18, with the remaining participating restaurants joining through the rest of the year.

"Card Members love the convenience of using Membership Rewards points right at the point of sale, whether online or at the register," said Lisa Durocher, senior vice president, Charge and Benefits, American Express. "We're thrilled to welcome Chili's as our latest point of sale redemption partner, giving Card Members the chance to dine out on rewards points at one of the nation's biggest restaurant brands."

When dining at a participating Chili's location, Card Members can choose to pay their check using their American Express Card and Membership Reward points exclusively on the Ziosk tablet directly at their table.

How it works:

  • Swipe your eligible American Express Card at the Ziosk tablet located on your Chili's table.
  • You will be presented an option on the payment screen to redeem points. You must press the button on the payment terminal to indicate "yes." You'll see the option to use points along with the number of points you'll need to use.
  • Press the blue button to use points for your order.

"As the first casual dining restaurant brand to offer this opportunity, this is just another example of how we are continuing to leverage technology to enhance the guest experience within our restaurants," said Wyman Roberts, CEO and president of Brinker International and president of Chili's Grill & Bar. "American Express's innovative and rich Membership Rewards program fits seamlessly into the Pay & Go functionality of our tabletop tablets, giving guests even more control and options when dining at Chili's."

This marks another expansion of allowing Card Members to use Membership Rewards points for a number of items and services both online and at the physical point of sale.

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About Chili's
Chili's® Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili's offers a variety Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex favorites at more than 1,550 locations in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Chili's, Brinker owns and operates Maggiano's Little Italy®. Follow news about Chili's on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube ( and Pinterest ( For more brand-related information, visit



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