Ben’s Chili Bowl opens its Reagan National Airport location Wednesday in the pre-security lower level of the B/C Terminal.
The Chuck Brown Band will play at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
After five decades content to stick to business on D.C.s U Street, Ben’s has kicked into expansion mode.
In March, it opened its second location on Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, an opening that included an appearance by longtime fan Bill Cosby.
A Ben’s Chili Bowl and associated bar, Ben’s Upstairs, is expected to open on H Street NE sometime this year, and you can get a Ben’s fix at FedEx Field and Nationals Park.
Photos and stories by the Associated Press from 70 years ago this week.