Ben’s Chili Bowl celebrates 55 years

Hundreds of customers and fans of Ben's Chili Bowl gather to celebrate the restaurant's 55th anniversary on Thursday, August 22, 2013. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Employees of Ben's sported bright yellow shirts celebrating the restaurant's milestone. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Comedian Bill Cosby introduces long-time Ben's customer Jackie Collins who recalled working nearby the restaurant where she and her husband met for many dinners. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
News crews, photographers and community members crowded the sidewalk outside Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street Northwest to be a part of the 55th anniversary celebration.(WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
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