NBC is apparently producing a TV show inspired by Chili’s


Love frosty margs and skillet queso?

Soon you’ll get a look behind the curtain of everyone’s favorite chain restaurant (OK, maybe that’s a stretch): Chili’s. 

According to Deadline, NBC is producing a comedy inspired by a 2016 GQ article titled “Inside the Church of Chili’s.” The show will be written by former “Veep” co-executive producer Sean Gray and will focus on a team which travels the country opening new branches of a “popular casual dining restaurant chain” (read: Chili’s).

So, y’know, like “The Office” but with baby back ribs.

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