Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Chili and Half Smokes Will Soon Be Available at Giant

Giant Food has announced that Ben’s Chili Bowl’s world-famous Chili and Half Smokes will be available in the prepared food sections and hot bars in Giant stores throughout the area beginning this Friday, June 23. According to a press release, Giant will offer Ben’s Chili Bowl Original and Spicy Half Smokes, Chili Con Carne, Turkey Chili and “secret” Chili Sauce.

“Ben’s Chili Bowl has remained a respected business within our community since 1958 and the opportunity to partner with the brand and expand the Ali family’s legacy was a no-brainer,” said Ira Kress, President at Giant Food. “We are proud to introduce Ben’s Chili Bowl’s fan-favorite recipes and menu items into our stores, and we are sure they will be a welcomed addition for our customers.”

As an inter-generational family business and local landmark in the Washington, D.Ccommunity, Ben’s Chili Bowl serves up its legendary Half Smokes and Chilis, delighting locals, travelers, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Their secret family recipes have been a staple in the community for over 64 years. For more information on Ben’s, please visit:

“We’ve been blessed to serve our beloved DMV community for nearly 65 years, and in all that time we never expected to sell our products at the retail level,” said Virginia Ali, co-founder of Ben’s Chili Bowl. “When we first met the wonderful team at Giant, we realized that it would be a perfect fit because we all share the same values, including our deep dedication to serving our community. I only wish Ben was still here with us because he would be so proud!”

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