Applebee's Logo.Applebee’s is a Sure Deal
When you crave the atmosphere and flavor of a good, old fashioned neighborhood eatery, it’s time to pay a visit to your local Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar. Besides the family friendly atmosphere and the great fare offered there, the decor will draw you in and keep you fascinated for the duration of your meal. Each individually owned franchise takes pride in accessorizing their Applebee’s with local memorabilia, especially the sports related variety from surrounding schools. The next time you are trying to get your bearings while traveling, it might be a good idea to visit the neighborhood Applebee’s to see what the locals are up to. All you would have to do is look on the walls.

Applebee’s Restaurants seem to become neighborhood landmarks, regardless of how long they have been there. The first one was opened in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, by Bill and T.J. Palmer. By 1985 Applebee’s had become a franchise, and in 1989 it had completed an initial public offering of common stock. In the same year, they opened their 100th location. 10 years later, in 1999, Applebee’s consisted of an impressive 1168 restaurants. In the year 2000, Applebee’s introduced a new menu and their development expanded internationally to include restaurants in Latin America and the Middle East. By this time, Applebee’s had changed hands a few times and in 2005 they celebrated the opening of their 1500th restaurant, which was owned and operated by Bill Palmer, the founder of the first restaurant and the current franchise. Applebee’s continued to grow internationally and added a restaurant in China in 2007. Most recently, ServSafe Alcohol awarded Applebee’s the Best Chain in their Responsible Alcohol Service Training Program. Applebee’s currently operates the largest casual dining chain in the world. Many of its restaurants offer the popular and covenient Carside to Go service, where a customer calls in an order, drives to Applebee’s, parks in a designated Carside to Go parking space, and waits for a server to deliver the order to the vehicle.

Applebee’s signature menu abounds with classic and contemporary bar and grill type fare. As an ongoing promotion, Applebee’s restaurants across the country are offering 2 meals for $20 from a choice of 10 different entrees. For those who are watching their caloric intake, there are 5 entrees boasting less than 550 calories and all of them are priced under $11. With deals like these, it’s hard to believe they also offer periodic special promotions and coupon offers. The best way to obtain coupons for Applebee’s Restaurants is to go to and sign up to receive their emails. From time to time, they email coupons only to those who are registered on the website. Applebee’s franchises are individually owned so owners have some freedom to offer coupons that are valid only at their location. To find coupons for your neighborhood Applebee’s, be sure to check your locally distributed publications for special promotions. Additionally, it might be worth calling your local Applebee’s to ask if there are any currently published coupons.