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Applebee's International Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Saint Louis Bread Company in Richmond Heights Moving Across the Street

    If you're a patron of the Saint Louis Bread Company in Richmond Heights on Clayton Road, don't be confused by news that there's a Saint Louis Bread Company opening just across the street in a space formerly occupied by Applebee's. No, saturation levels have not reached epic new heights -- it's just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Losers on the Road, Days 3 - 8: Whiskey Boot and Road Sodas

    [Editor's Note: Following the 2013 RFT Standup Throwdown, judges Jeremy Essig and Chris Ward went drinking for the first time together. Hungover on a plane to San Francisco the next day, Essig created a game show that combined their common interests in music, video games, and comic books, and Loser. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Chelsea Welch, Fired Applebee's Waitress, Talks Unemployment; Applebee's PR Melts Down

    After Pastor Alois Bell left the message "I give God 10% Why do you get 18" on a credit card slip for her waitress, another server named Chelsea Welch posted a picture of it on Reddit. Outraged internet sleuths managed to decipher Bell's name and outed her online. But by exposing Bell, web vigilant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    St. Louis Pastor Asks Why Server Deserves Bigger Tip Than God on Receipt

    The message a local pastor left in lieu of tip has been setting the internet afire all week. Pastor Alois Bell went to Applebee's last Friday night with her congregation. She was apparently so full of the holy spirit that she shared some with their server after seeing the table had been automatical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Schadenfreude Overdose: National Restaurants Anti-"Obamacare" Policies Hurt Business

    Last month, following the reelection of President Barack Obama, Gut Check examined five national restaurant chains sticking to anti-"Obamacare" policies. Papa John's chief executive John Schnatter threatened to raise pizza prices and cut employee hours to part-time to side-step paying for health ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    21 Holiday Food and Restaurant Specials, Deals and Freebies

    For Gut Check there's no better way to say "Season's Eatings" than with restaurant specials and deals. Much is made about overeating and weight gain during the holiday season, but really you'd be a fool not to eat free food when it's shoveled at you in the form of restaurant gift cards, BOGO special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Gap Ruins Four Food Trends in One Leap

    On Friday we thought Applebee's killed the food truck trend dead. But it was only the beginning. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydishThe Gap puts tacos in jeans. ​ Meet Pico de Gap, a taco truck operated by The Gap in Los Angeles. Because having a trillion brick and mortar stores isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Applebee's Sends Food Truck Trend Over Shark, Into Nuked Fridge

    ​That's it, folks. Park all the food trucks inside a garage and then burn the place down. The trend has reached a nadir from which it can't possibly recover.Westword, our sister paper in Denver, reports that Applebee's has launched a food truck. The truck is sneakily designed with a logo for Neigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    # 88 Quesadilla Azteca from Tower Tacos

    Liz MillerYou won't find Tower Tacos' Quesadilla Azteca on the menu at Applebee's.​The many restaurants that line Cherokee Street feature menus full of sizzling fajitas, deliciously cheap tacos and other Mexican standards. One dish, the quesadilla, tends to be passed over at these authentic es ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    #100: Spinach Artichoke Dip at Cafe Eau

    Spinach Artichoke Dip at Cafe Eau -- a rainy day delight.​ You may have tried a spinach artichoke dip at Applebees. Or Olive Garden. For whatever reason, this calorie-rich delight has become a standard option at the sort of chain restaurant that blooms near the mall.But you haven't really had spin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    The Peppercorn Bacon Burger at the Corner Pub & Grill

    Ian FroebThe "Peppercorn Bacon Burger" at the Corner Pub & Grill​I've wanted to visit The Corner Pub & Grill (13645 Big Bend Road, Valley Park; 636-225-1300)* ever since I reviewed the terrific new restaurant from the same owners (and located in the same shopping plaza), The Tavern Kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Applebee's Gets Toddler Drunk: Six Kiddie Cocktails They Should Try

    ​An Applebee's in suburban Detroit accidentally gave a two-year-old a margarita in a sippy cup instead of the apple juice his mom ordered, a mistake that wasn't discovered until the kid's blood alcohol level was .10 -- beyond the legal limit for drivers. The kid was okay, after a trip to the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Sample Murphy Lee and Kyjuan's "Freaky" Muscato Tonight and This Weekend

    Jennifer Silverberg​Murphy Lee is a Renaissance man. When he's not recording and releasing music (such as the recent Wine, Weed & Women mixtape and an irresistible new video/song, "I'm Da Damn Man, Ma'am Damn, Yes I Am"), he and fellow St. Lunatic Kyjuan are promoting good eating habits via a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Get Your Bubbly On with St. Lunatics Murphy Lee and Kyjuan

    Jennifer Silverberg​Murphy Lee is a Renaissance man. When he's not recording and releasing music (such as the recent Wine, Weed & Women mixtape and an irresistible new video/song, "I'm Da Damn Man, Ma'am Damn, Yes I Am"), he and fellow St. Lunatic Kyjuan are promoting good eating habits via a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Thirteen Terrifying Tales: Jon Scorfina Talks Spirits of St. Louis

    Adam DavenportZombie Lindbergh ​Ink & Drink Comics started out as a social gathering for St. Louis comic creators to meet up and drink beer while talking about comics. However, the group's enthusiasm soon outgrew simple conversation -- and they decided to pool their talents and start making co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    America's Fifteen Favorite Casual-Dining Chain Restaurants

    Image via​You know what Gut Check loves more than anything else?Chain restaurants.OK, that's a blatant lie. But Americans do love chain restaurants, otherwise the damn things wouldn't sprout in every shopping mall, strip mall and big-box-store parking lot like mushrooms after a hard spring rain.In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Photo Dump: Inside Rock Hill's Plush Pig Barbeque

    There's a picture of John Wayne on that wall. There are license plates tacked to the ceiling above your head. Also on the walls? A Cardinals banner, a few Beanie Babies, a mounted deer head, ribbons and a novelty oversize beer bottle cap. It's not quite like Applebee's, though, where the kitsch cove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.8

    The government thinks the FDA needs to step up food inspections. Despite a rash of recalls in the past six years, the FDA has inspected less than half of the organizations it regulates with the number dropping annually. The food safety legislation currently in Congress would provide more resources ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on my Twitter feed this week:Sketchin' out Top Ten Dishes 2009 review. Lookin' back, a strange year. Some easy calls. Some tough. 4:38 PM Nov 30thNY Times finds first food thread, comple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Smoking Ban Opponents Launch Advertising Campaign -- On Christian Radio?

    keepstlouisfree.blogspot.com​Keep St. Louis Free, a group opposed to local smoking-ban efforts, launched this week an advertising campaign to try to block such a ban from going up for public vote in St. Louis County. Bill Hannegan -- spokesman and founder of Keep St. Louis Free -- mentioned the ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Gut Check's Schwag Bag: Greg's Hemp Oil Salad Dressing

    This product comes from Greg Perez, the ex-chef and owner at the now-shuttered Grateful Inn, formerly located on Manchester Road in Maplewood. Since the restaurant, which featured several hemp-based dishes on the menu, closed in March of last year, Perez has focused on expanding his salad dressing b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Best of Craigslist Missed Connections, December 1-7

    (Welcome to Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Each Monday, we'll scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye this week.)What? No dessert?: To The Person Who Put A Steak And Mashed Potatoes On My Windshield - 21 (Red Lobst ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 14, 2008

    Ultimate Margarita

    T.G.I. Friday’s
    5262 South Lindbergh Boulevard
    314-849-4556

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Smaller Portions, Smaller Plates and Other Ways the Restaurant Biz Is Dealing With Food Costs

    A very good article in today's Washington Post on how restaurants are handling the rise in food costs and the money worries of diners. It might not surprise you that the real winners here are the restaurant consultants. A few choice excerpts after the jump.

  • Dining

    February 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Small Plates: Monday, 7/16

    ugly-halloween-costumes.com Is my table ready? Mayor Slay has signed a bill to allow dogs on restaurant patios in the city. (MayorSlay.com) You knew this was coming: The Chinese government has banned imported meat from seven U.S. companies. (CNN) You knew this was coming, too: The SEC is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    In This Week's Issue

    photo: Jennifer Silverberg Trust us: There are more TVs. My review of Lester's Sports Bar & Grill is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue, Kristie is on the case of the apple juice/margarita mix-up at Applebee's, while Malcolm tries to keep down a Feel Good C ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 4, 2007
  • Dining

    June 20, 2007

    The Road to Ravioli

    The latest stop on Ian’s Illinois vacation hits close to home.

  • Dining

    December 6, 2006

    Medium Well

    Ian has a Legendary™ beef with Stoney River.

  • Dining

    August 16, 2006

    Pass the Salsa, Start the Revolution

    Jasoom goes all-Mexican! Viva la revolucin!

  • Dining

    July 13, 2005

    There Goes the Eruv

    You'll dig the delightfully unorthodox (yet totally Orthodox) food at Shmeers

  • Dining

    March 30, 2005

    Classic Cosmopolitan

    An American Place, 822 Washington Avenue; 314-418-5800

  • News

    February 16, 2005

    Creation Science

    Unreal learns where dinos fit into the Bible, meets a plow-truck innovator and crunches numbers for St. Louis County. Plus: John Goodman makes an appearance in the Local Blog o' the Week!

  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Lardee's

    Unreal kicks it with a 64-year-old college student, attends a Jell-O-shot-fueled party at the Tri-City Speedway and peruses a local mom's Blog o' the Week; plus, why eat a Thickburger when you can have Butter on a Stick?

  • Dining

    December 10, 2003

    Back on Tip Top

    Tanner B's is a worthy heir to the cozy tavern on Shenandoah

  • Dining

    October 22, 2003

    Shackle Up

    Stir Crazy Café and SanSai Japanese Grill make it OK to embrace a corporate trend

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Female)

    Vickie Newton
    KMOV-TV (Channel 4)

  • Dining

    July 2, 2003

    Chesterfield Trip

    Yia Yia's proves chain-owned restaurants don't need to be bland

  • Dining

    March 26, 2003

    Built for Comfort

    Tim Mallett strikes again

  • Dining

    March 19, 2003

    Will Quirk for Food

    Does Wild Flower's loyal clientele come for the food or the atmosphere?

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Margaritas

    Hacienda

  • News

    January 9, 2002
  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Onion Rings

    Outback Steakhouse

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001

    Salads

    Pasta House Co.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Fast Food

    Steak n' Shake

  • Dining

    September 1, 1999

    Praising the Bar

    High marks for the Serbian fare at the Shenandoah Bar and Grill

  • News

    May 5, 1999
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