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Giant Food Launches World-Famous Ben’s Chili Bowl In Stores

Ben’s Chili Bowl Half Smokes and Chili will now be available to Giant customers across Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware

Founder Virginia Ali and her family celebrating the 58th Anniversary of Ben’s Chili Bowi in 2018. (Photo: Ben’s Chili Bowl)
Founder Virginia Ali and her family celebrating the 58th Anniversary of Ben’s Chili Bowi in 2018. (Photo: Ben’s Chili Bowl)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Giant Food, the leading greater Washington, D.C. regional grocery chain, today announced the launch of Ben’s Chili Bowl’s world-famous Chili and Half Smokes available in the prepared food sections and hot bars in Giant stores throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware beginning Friday, June 23. This signifies the first chili retail distribution partnership for Ben’s Chili Bowl, a staple in the Washington, D.C. community.

Giant will offer Ben’s Chili Bowl Original and Spicy Half Smokes, Chili Con Carne, Turkey Chili and the secret Chili Sauce that cannot be purchased anywhere else, so customers can enjoy Washington, D.C.’s favorite family recipes in their own kitchens.

“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.C community, 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!”

For more information and to find Ben’s Chili Bowl in a Giant store near you, visit

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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