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Applebee’s Wants to Ban Phones on Tuesdays

Leave that riblet alone.

Leave that riblet alone.Photo: Shutterstock

Everybody's had it with foodstagramming these days, and no one, apparently, more than the people at Applebee's, where they've filed a trademark for "No Tech Tuesdays," a move that would seem to presage a policy of no technological devices on Tuesdays. For now, the fast-casual chain isn't commenting, probably because it's figuring out what to say about those suddenly inconvenient 100,000 table-side tablets it's set to install by year's end, but it's presumably terrible news for users of WhatsApplebee's, that exclusive social network for riblet lovers and Fiesta Lime Chicken fans. [Today]

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