National Chili Day is Feb. 27, and if you're pregnant and that happens to be your due date, cross your fingers because if that baby pops out, you're going to be slightly rich in Skyline Chili merch.
The local chili chain is celebrating the "sacred holiday" for the eighth year by gifting newborns born at area hospitals with a Skyline onesie featuring an illustrated 3-way and coney and the words "Feed me," and giving parents a Skyline gift card. According to a press release, Skyline has welcomed more than 1,000 babies into the world on National Chili Day since 2012.
“From a young age, many native Cincinnatians are raised on the Skyline experience. We hope that Skyline can bring even more joy to the newest Cincinnatians and their loved ones,” said Sarah Sicking, director of marketing for Skyline Chili, in a release. “National Chili Day is one of our favorite days of the year. Welcoming the next generation of Skyline enthusiasts and treating the families is one of our favorite ways to give back to the community.”
The National Chili Day packages will be distributed to the labor/delivery departments at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, University of Cincinnati West Chester Hospital, The Christ Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Anderson, Fairfield and Mercy West Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Good Samaritan Hospital McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital, Liberty Township Birthing Center and Bethesda North Hospital.
And if you want a "Feed me" onesie but aren't due on Feb. 27, you can buy one on the website for $10.99.
And if you want to celebrate National Chili Day and don't have any relationship with babies, Skyline will be giving away gift cards on its social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), launching new apparel both on its website and with HOMAGE, and giving away a $100 HOMAGE gift card and $100 Skyline gift card.
*An original version of this story had the typo "scared" holiday instead of "sacred" — let's hope no one is scared by chili.