5 Things You Didn't Know About Applebee's
- Applebee's is actually owned by the International House of Pancakes, better known as IHOP. The company bought Applebee's in 2007.
- Comedian Wanda Sykes was once the voice of mascot, Applebee's Apple, to voice their marketing campaign slogans, "Together is good" and "Get it together, baby!"
- Applebee's slogans have changed over the years. Actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis narrates the catchphrase developed in 2012: "See you tomorrow."
- On the Applebee's website, you can preview and purchase music to download on your phone that will go along great with your meal.
- Purchase an Applebee's e-gift card on e-Gifter. You can chip in on a gift card with friends and upload a personalized video to go with it.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Applebee's
Coupon codes may not be used on the Applebee's website. However, most downloadable or printable coupons may be taken into a restaurant and used for a discount on meals and beverages for diners.
Bill and TJ Palmer opened the very first Applebee's restaurant in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was then called T.J. Applebee's Rx for Edibles & Elixirs. By 1986, the restaurant became a franchised chain and its name was changed to Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar with the first franchise opening in Kansas City, Missouri. Abe Gustin and John Hamra bought the rights to the Applebee's idea and issued stock under Applebee's International. The restaurant is similar in style to other eateries such as Olive Garden and T.G.I. Friday's, which are also casual, family-friendly restaurants with extensive menus and something for everyone.
Applebee's has restaurants around the world, including one in China that opened in 2007. The franchise also boasts restaurants in Jordan, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, in Canada, the Caribbean, Germany and The Netherlands.
Applebee's offers a full-service menu and is a sit-down restaurant, though food items can be ordered for take-out. Aside from eating at a table in the restaurant, you can also place an order on-line on the Applebee's website and pick it up to go. Order from their Carside To Go section, and your order will be ready for you to pick up without you ever having to leave your car. Your order will be brought out to you. Check the hours for Carside To Go service at your location. You can also phone in your order the old-fashioned way and pick it up.
The best things about Applebee's are the food, the menu variety, the good value and the friendly atmosphere. They often have specialized menu offerings at value prices that can be ordered at participating locations. You will often find scrumptious apps like a grilled chicken taco appetizer or entree choices that may include a quesadilla hamburger or a chicken and shrimp dish. The combinations to choose from are all delicious and varied. If you can't make up your mind as to which menu item might be the one for you, go to the website and look at the Fan Faves Menu to see what everybody is raving about.
Applebee's Lunch Combos menu lets you create a lunch choosing two items from this menu. Choose two items from two different menu choices: Classic or Signature, mixing and matching as you like.
When you want a hearty entree, whether it's for lunch or dinner, your choices are many from their Entree menu. Choose from different steak recipes, slow-cooked ribs, pasta, seafood or chicken and don't forget the sides menu where you'll find soups, shrimp and salads. New items are added often, so look for them on the menu. If burgers are your thing, you will love Applebee's handcrafted burgers menu. From the latest burger extravaganza they've cooked up to a classic burger as only Applebee's can prepare it, you are sure to satisfy the beefeater in you.
Applebee's is also a sports bar, with the right bar snacks to satisfy the accompaniment of any drink or beer. Choose from sampler portions like egg roll burgers, wings with no bones, or a pretzel and beer dip, just to get you started.
If you're too hungry to deal with forks and knives, check out their Handhelds Menu. These sandwiches are overflowing and can only be eaten properly with your two hands. Try the latest overfilled sandwich or a perennial favorite on the menu and don't forget to use napkins.
If you're watching your waistline, Applebee's has a menu of Lighter Fare that will not disappoint your taste buds. All dishes on the Lighter Fare menu are less than 600 calories. Look for a tasty stir-fry dish or a flavorful chicken entree, to name just a few meals on that menu. Fresh Salads is another menu listing with delectable choices such as an all-time favorite chicken salad or shrimp salad, for those who want fresh, delicious salad choices as a main dish. The Pub Diet at Applebee's is just under 600 calories.
There is a Late Night 1/2 Price Apps menu you can be on the lookout for if you come into Applebee's after a certain hour. Check your local Applebee's for more information on hours.
Bring the family to Applebee's! Their Kids' Menu targets kids' appetites with different menu items for those who are "Really Hungry" and "Really Really Hungry." Each menu lets kids choose a meal, a side and a drink. The "Still Have Room" section lets them choose a dessert, if they have room in their stomachs. Don't worry. There's a dessert menu for adults, too. Cheesecake, anyone?
Applebee's offers friendly service with great food sold at fantastic value, especially their combo menu items. You can go onto their website and "Get The Inside Scoop" by joining the ECLUB and getting emails to discover the latest going on at your local Applebee's. Sign up to be on the email list and receive a free treat on your birthday.
Applebee's Social Media Links
Applebee's on YouTube: View or upload your own videos featuring the playlists created while you eat. Comment on your experience at the restaurant.
Applebee's on Facebook: Comment, like and share posts showing latest offerings and specials. View photos of many menu items. Map the location near you.
Applebee's on Twitter: Share, "favorite" or comment on photos and tweets. Pick up on the latest trends and promotions the restaurant is offering.
Applebee's on Instagram: Share and tag your photos with the Applebee's Instagram 248,000+ followers and growing.
Applebee's Contact Info
Applebee's Services, Inc. (Headquarters)
8140 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114