The Original Chili Bowl began its legendary journey in 1947 at the Original Chili Bowl restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the story goes, people would stand in line for a taste of The Original Chili Bowl's famous chili. So, leveraging the popularity of our restaurant chili, we decided to take them nationwide. Later, we became known for perfecting frozen chili. Today, The Original Chili Bowl makes the best frozen chili and some of the best beef and pork barbecue in foodservice.