Eleven years ago, Pam Beesly felt God in a Chili's. But apparently it's been hell getting back into one. On Monday, actress Jenna Fischer tweeted a photo of herself standing in front of a Chili's, asking if she should "try to go in." Mashable reports Fischer's character on The Office, Pam Beesly, was permanently banned from all Chili's restaurants after getting drunk and falling out of her chair in a 2005 episode. It was a cute tweet. Then things took a turn for the surreal.
Apparently having seen the tweet, Chili's parent company, Brinker International, issued a press release, the Huffington Post reports. "Effective immediately, Chili’s Grill & Bar has removed the longstanding ban on a Scranton, Pennsylvania, woman who allegedly caused a disturbance during a company awards party held at a Chili’s," the company states. The president of Chili's goes on to call Pam an "inspiration to many" and says they "welcome her with open arms." Fischer, apparently excited by the prospect of more Chili's margaritas, responded: "OMG! Second drink!!!" (Read more Chili's stories.)