Ben’s chili adds to its list of customers who eat for free
or eight years, the sign next to the cash register at Ben’s Chili Bowl has let patrons know that only one customer was allowed to eat for free, and that was Bill Cosby. As of last week, that is no longer so.
After the presidential election, management added another asterisk to the white paper sign near the cashier, this time listing four additional names with free-eats rights at Ben’s: President-elect Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha.
I’ve never been there myself, but I’ve heard that his chili dogs are to die for.