We know, we know, Guac will be extra.

A few weeks back when the owner of Berkshire Crossing's Shopping Plaza announced the former Old Country Buffet building would be demolished and a new restaurant would be going in it's place, residents went wild throwing out different guesses as to what it would be.

According to The Berkshire Eagle the wait is over and we now know the Chili's restaurant chain will open in the location between Applebee's and Taco Bell according to a spokesperson for property group which owns the shopping complex. The old building will be demolished to make way for a brand new 4.500 square foot space, which could be open by the end of the year. Chili's started with it's first location in Dallas, Texas in 1975, and has morphed into a mega franchise with over 1,600 locations worldwide.

Offering Tex-Mex cuisine in a causal environment, Chili's seems to me, to basically be an Applebee's with tacos on the menu, right? Listen, new business is new business and that's great for Pittsfield. Job's will be created with the construction of the new space, which fingers crossed with go to a local company, and staffing a 4,500 square foot restaurant will help create them as well, BUT I can't help be a little disappointed that yet a another chain restaurant is taking the space. Regardless, great to see an empty space put to use. Let's just hope their Marg's are delish.


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