Shortly after Pence's tweet was posted, he got numerous replies questioning his choice of restaurants while in the area - some even questioning why he couldn't get a seat at Trump Grill.
@mike_pence It's New York City. Why would you not eat at a local restaurant? Not even a fancy restaurant—even a pizzeria or coffee shop.— Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip) July 16, 2016
@mike_pence You're in NYC and you went to Chili's? Are you kidding me? Support local small business dude.— Mike Thomson (@MikeThomson22) July 16, 2016
According to Chili's website, the only restaurant location in New York City is on Richmond Avenue on Staten Island.
One tweet suggests that Pence ate at the East Rutherford location.
Our sister station Eyewitness News reached out to the East Rutherford Chili's location, but would not confirm whether Pence was there Saturday.