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Applebee's #7904458 07/18/20 01:24 AM
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Now watching Ricky Bobby Talladega Nights. Their big celebration was a Applebee's. Are they still around? Thoughts? The restaurant not the movie.


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They are still around, but I don’t see why. A year or so ago we went to one, having few other choices. I had a salad with 1000 island dressing and an excellent steak. The wife and I were very impressed, and figured that we had been avoiding Applebee’s unnecessarily. So, some time later we went there again. I ordered the same salad, only to be told that 1000 island dressing was no longer an option. Ok. Then I ordered that same steak and was told that it wasn’t on the menu an longer. We ordered other stuff and ate, but have no plans to eat there again.

For that matter Chili’s has really slid in quality, menu, and service. I used to really like Chili’s. But I do like their new corporate slogan “if it ain’t broke, let’s fix it”.


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Chili's and Applebee's barf

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Wife and I stopped in one here a while back for a quick drink one evening after a little night out. Sat at the bar and was ignored. They were too busy serving the already overserved customers. Finally got our drinks. After looking around at the folks there, we drank up and got out of there. Never to return. No way i would have eaten there.


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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
Wife and I stopped in one here a while back for a quick drink one evening after a little night out. Sat at the bar and was ignored. They were too busy serving the already overserved customers. Finally got our drinks. After looking around at the folks there, we drank up and got out of there. Never to return. No way i would have eaten there.



Similar experience by the San Antonio airport, trying to eat after getting off a plane, many years ago. Silly children focused only on each other. We walked out and I've never been back. Isn't this the chain that the whole "flair" thing was making fun of in "The Office"?


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Originally Posted by jetdad
Chili's and Applebee's barf


Used to love Chile's, Applebee's was always meh.

They both suck now around here.

We had a Chile's here in Rockport that was damn good back in the day and used to eat there a lot, then it became a K-Bobs. I went there the first week they opened and the entire experience sucked, bad. Never went back. It smelled but I'm not a little bitch so I sat down, ordered, and tried it out. I left the gal a tip but was honest with her when explaining why I wasn't coming back. It was that bad, I normally don't act like that.

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Chili’s has good chips and salsa but that’s about it

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Applebee's has always been lousy to me. Chili's used to be good until Brinker started managing their margins instead of paying attention to food quality.

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Originally Posted by jetdad
Applebee's has always been lousy to me. Chili's used to be good until Brinker started managing their margins instead of paying attention to food quality.


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Went into the Applebee`s in Cleburne about a year ago and it smelled like an ashtray. We turned around at the door and left. I wrote corporate about our experience and about all they said was that "yes it is a smoking restaurant". Sound like a great business model to me.

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Originally Posted by Herbie Hancock
Originally Posted by jetdad
Applebee's has always been lousy to me. Chili's used to be good until Brinker started managing their margins instead of paying attention to food quality.


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We ate at Applebee's once in Richardson a long time ago, never again. Ditto on the Chili's, use to like their burgers and Mozzerella cheese sticks. No Mas!


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Ate at Chili's in Hutto couple months ago, very bad.

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Try to avoid apostrophe S restaurants in general.

I used to like their quesadilla burger on occasion, but the poor service and inconsistency became too much to ignore.

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I have never understood how AppleBee's stays in business. I have tried them a few time over the years, The food suxs there.

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at one time they had a decent burger, but they managed to mess that up now too.


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Originally Posted by bigbob_ftw
at one time they had a decent burger, but they managed to mess that up now too.


I continually don't understand how restaurants can screw up an item as simple as a burger.

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Originally Posted by bigbob_ftw
at one time they had a decent burger, but they managed to mess that up now too.


I thought they were sandwiches??? roflmao

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Originally Posted by TKandMike
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at one time they had a decent burger, but they managed to mess that up now too.


I continually don't understand how restaurants can screw up an item as simple as a burger.


Yep. Easiest thing to make.


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Chili’s used to make a Peppercorn Burger and curlyQ fries. It was good stuff, but nooooo they quit making it.


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I don't see how Applebee's or Chili's are either one still in business. Chili's went downhill when Brinker bought them. They had the best burger at the original Chili's on Greenville in Dallas in the the early '70's.

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Hey wife worked at one in Nashville when we were dating (yes...back in the mid 80's). RIblets and fries all the time...they were awesome. Those 2 for 1 drink specials were great also...and they were really good. No days...nope...haven;t been there in years and have no need to

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still love Chili's chips and salsa

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