Chili's lifts lifetime ban given to Pam from 'The Office'

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It's been more than 11 years, but actress Jenna Fisher can return to Chili's.

Fisher, who played Pam Beesly in the sitcom "The Office," received word from the restaurant chain that it had lifted its permanent ban on the character.

Pam was a guest at the Scranton location in the episode "The Dundies," which first aired in Sept. 2005. The character gets into a fight with her boyfriend and ends up stealing drinks and becoming drunk, which prompts the owner to say she won't be allowed inside again.

The statement from Chili's appeared to come in response to Fisher's Tweet on Monday, where she poses in front of a Chili's restaurant and asks if she should "try to go in."

"The Office" might not be on air anymore, but its spirit lives on.

"After reviewing the good conduct of Pam, I have decided to lift the now 11-year ban," said Kelli Valade, President of Chili's, in a statement. "Pam is an inspiration to many and we welcome her with open arms."

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