Petro's Chili & Chips

Multiple Locations: 

1033 N. Cedar Bluff Road Knoxville, TN 37923 (865) 690-2920

West Town Mall, 7600 Kingston Pike # 1340, Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 693-6517

7005 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 450-5004

10518 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922 (865) 531-0891

631 E Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849 (865) 859-0513

Knoxville Center, 3001 Knoxville Center Dr #2229, Knoxville, TN 37924 (865) 971-4405

CATERING (865) 805-4688

Hours: Call the location and ask for hours

About the Business

Petro's Chili & Chips is the home of the Petro, the World-Famous Gourmet Frito’s Pie—a delicious combination of Frito’s, chili and toppings—all prepared fresh, just the way you like it. Pair it with refreshing, award-winning Hint-of-Orange® Iced Tea, and you have a meal you can’t find anywhere other than Petro’s. Piping hot baked potatoes, all-beef black angus hot dogs and piled high nachos round out the menu. Enjoy in any of our local restaurants, or have it catered to your office, party or home…it’s Love at First Bite… Guaranteed!

What exactly is a petro you ask? First, crunchy Frito corn chips followed by their special recipe chili. Pile on the grated cheeses, diced fresh tomatoes, real sour cream, a sprinkling of green onions, black olives and jalapeños—every bit of it made to order. Did you know that the Petro is gluten free?! It is available in three sizes, Vegetarian or Original Chili, with Fritos or macaroni. Try it Lite with fat-free cheese and sour cream. Better yet… try one with specialty toppings and make it a PREMIUM GOURMET Petro! 

About the Owner

Since Petro's debut at the World’s Fair in Knoxville in 1982, brothers Dale, Randy and Keith Widmer have been at the helm and involved in every aspect of Petro’s success and growth. Not only is Petro’s born and bred right here in Knoxville, but the brothers too are Tennessee natives, raised in Gatlinburg and have been Knoxvillians for over 35 years. Family owned and operated, the Widmers take pride in treating their associates and customers as part of the family.

**Pictured here is Dale Widmer and his wife Kimberly whose love story started, none other than, at Petro's.