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  1. the chain gang
    Just Reading About Applebee’s New $1 Rum Drink Might Give You a HangoverIt’s a ten-ounce zombie, sold at a price that will give you nightmares.
  2. racism
    Applebee’s That Racially Profiled Customers Will Close for a Bit to ‘Regroup’It fired three employees who wrongly mistook two women for dine-and-dashers.
  3. sexual harassment
    Records Show Years of Sexual-Misconduct Complaints at Applebee’s and IHOPThey’re reportedly the only two chains sued four times since 2010.
  4. huge tips
    These Crazy-High Tips Greatly Improved Christmas Eve for Restaurant WorkersAn NFL player tipped an entire Applebee’s, and five Waffle House workers walked away with $700 each.
  5. the chain gang
    Restructuring of Applebee’s and IHOP May Cost Thousands of Employees Their JobsThe parent company estimates that as many as 160 locations could close.
  6. the chain cang
    World’s First Combination IHOP-Applebee’s Set to Open Next YearThe new mega-concept will open in downtown Detroit.
  7. huge tips
    Family Leaves Applebee’s Server $500 Tip for His Random Act of KindnessBecause he helped a grieving mother at the grocery store.
  8. Lawsuit
    Customer Gets Fingertip in Applebee’s SaladThe woman who got it is now suing.
  9. Miracles
    World’s Kindest Waiter Returns $32,000 in Cash Left at His TableHe reportedly won’t accept a reward, either.
  10. Bans
    Applebee’s and IHOP Will Eliminate Soda From Their Kids’ MenusThey’re the first casual-dining restaurant chains to get on the anti-soda bandwagon.
  11. Awful Things
    A Disabled Applebee’s Cook Worked for Nearly a Year Without PaymentParents of the “tireless worker” say he did 350 hours of free prep work.
  12. Cheer
    Some Festive Officer Is Handing Out Applebee’s Cards Instead of TicketsOthers got away with a free Subway foot-long and a warning.
  13. The Other Critics
    Marilyn Hagerty’s Long-Awaited Applebee’s Review Is Finally Here“Menu is extensive and takes study if you are not a regular here.”
  14. Well Done
    On-Break EMTs Rescue Applebee’s Customers and Staff From Carbon MonoxideRestaurant had no sensor, despite a death at nearby Legal Seafoods earlier this year.
  15. The Chain Gang
    Applebee’s Wants to Ban Phones on TuesdaysAnd still somehow install 100,00 tablets at tables.
  16. The Chain Gang
    Programmer Debuts Exclusive, In-Restaurant Applebee’s Social NetworkThe chain faces the future with riblets and iOS.
  17. Funny Money
    Applebee’s Customer Tried to Pay With ‘Trillion-Dollar Bill’That’s a lot of riblets.
  18. Chip Yo Self
    Three Food Companies That Might Want to Rethink Their Social-Media Strategies“We meant no disrespect to the area or artists. The tweet has been deleted.”
  19. Festive Riblets
    Applebee’s New Year’s Eve Blowout Costs $375 Per PersonShine on, you crazy riblet.
  20. Fiesta Lime Mermaids
    Applebee’s Now Promoting Coney Island’s Alt-Culture Mermaid ParadeThe family-friendly chain may or may not have a contingency plan for six-foot lobster penises.
  21. Watered Down
    New Jersey Bars Raided for Refilling Top-Shelf Liquor Bottles With the CheapHere’s why your last Jackberry™ Smash was less than smashing.
  22. The Chain Gang
    S.F. Gets an Applebee’s
  23. Receipt Rant
    Applebee’s Scandal Inspires Good TippingSomewhere, a wronged waitress is smiling.
  24. Receipt Rant
    Applebee’s Fires Server for Posting ‘I Give God 10 Percent’Lots of drama over a mandatory $6.29 tip.
  25. Boardwalk Empire
    Post-Sandy Coney Island Chain-ifies With Applebee’s and Johnny RocketsJoe Sitt of Thor Equities says he wants you, too, not just chains.
  26. The Chain Gang
    Harlem’s Chain-ification Continues: Applebee’s Set to OpenThe “neighborhood” restaurant is setting up shop next to Target and Best Buy in East Harlem.
  27. Mediavore
    Open-Carry Advocates Meet-Up at Applebees Is Sure to Be a Real Blast; D.Plus: Ocean City rejects BYOB proposal; and organic pollutants make us fat, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Quote of the Day
    Writer Tastes the Unpleasantness of the Restaurant Industry’sAll fun and games until …
  29. Playoff Fever
    Not Good in the Neighborhood: Saints Fan Shoots 49ers Fans in Applebee’sOne fan is left in critical condition after a senseless postgame shooting.
  30. Mediavore
    Doug Flutie’s Nephew Rescues Choking Applebee’s Patron; It’s a Cheap Month toPlus the pleasures of Camembert, and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  31. Mediavore
    Infant Diets Predict Future Taste for Salt; North Korean Food Aid DelayedKim Jong Il’s death might have derailed the resumption of U.S. donations.
  32. The Chain Gang
    Is Yelp Killing Chain Restaurants?Customers no longer default to chain restaurants when they can just call up Yelp on their phones.
  33. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Mooncake Scares, Grilled-Cheese Faces, and a ToddlerPlus: UMass breaks records, McDonald’s bans Englishman, and more, all in our weekly roundup of weird food news.
  34. Mediavore
    Applebee’s Sells Off Restaurants; Bin Laden Possibly Shot With Pork-CoatedPlus illegal whale meat and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  35. Chain Gang
    Case Closed on the Mystery of the Tipsy ToddlersEmployees drinking on the job — out of sippy cups — creates a recipe for boozy mishaps.
  36. Oops
    Of Course Chili’s Is Serving Booze to Kids, TooAnd we totally called this.
  37. Drinking
    Toddler Gets Sauced at Applebee’s“Nobody at the table ordered alcoholic drinks, so, he definitely shouldn’t have received one.”
  38. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Beef Jerky Bandits, Cookie Monsters, and an AlcoholicPlus: a sex-inspired pizza, an Applebee’s vampire, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  39. Feuds
    Applebee’s Is Under AttackBrookline won’t let its Applebees slip softly into the night.
  40. Mediavore
    KFC Rumors Arise in Egypt; Pot-Infused BBQ Sauce Hits Colorado“Kentucky meals” are falsely rumored to be fueling the revolt in Cairo.
  41. Mediavore
    Oysters and Other Foods Perceived as Aphrodisiacs May Actually Boost the Libido;Plus: Chicken nuggets and other processed foods make kids stupid; and Sysco profits slip and the price of food escalates, all in our morning news roundup.
  42. Mediavore
    Kim Kardashian Drops $900 at STK; Pot-Infused Barbecue Sauce Coming to ColoradoPlus: processed foods might lower kids’ IQs, Sysco feels the pinch of rising food costs, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  43. Health Concerns
    Carcinogenic Chicken Claims Return to Cali CourtsIf restaurants lose, they might have to offer warning labels.
  44. Marketing Gimmicks
    Philly ‘Honored’ With Applebee’s ‘Burger’The casual-dining train creates three burgers that say “America.”
  45. Mediavore
    Absolut Collaborates with Spike Jonez; Sundance Gets a Food TruckThe filmmaker received funds for his new love story and the famous film festival has a new food vendor.
  46. Mediavore
    20,000 Pounds of Food Stolen in Garden Grove; LBC Restaurants Reward The CarlessThieves stole donated food and toys in O.C. while Long Beach restaurants offer discounts to cyclists.
  47. Mediavore
    Boston Blackie’s Bankrupt; Bartering Back at RestaurantsPlus: wine sales go back up, and a makeover for Applebee’s, all in our morning news roundup.
  48. Mediavore
    Boston’s Freegans Eat Well; Zebra Mussels ReturnPlus: restaurants return to bartering, and wine sales rise, all in our morning news roundup.
  49. Mediavore
    Restaurants Turn to Bartering; Wine Sales UpPlus: Applebee’s gets a makeover, and Texas oysters in trouble, all in our morning news roundup.
  50. Merchandising
    Also, Domino’s Has Released an ‘Avoid the Noid’ T-Shirt and ItThe Noid is back!
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