Ive only gone there once(b/c my friend had a coupon lol).
The dishes are bland , the decor/service are not noteworthy.
Unless you’re starving, I dont really see how this place can operate in the current economy.
Now I kno wmost Us chain restaurants are similar, but Chilis has some quasi-spanish food, TGI has a J.D related dishes, etc. but Applebees is so indistinguishable.
People go there because they’re accustomed to it. Like many other chain restuarants, it went to pot as the reccession hit. Applebee’s used to be great. TGIFridays is another place that used to be good. AB’s hasn’t declined as much. The 99 is still great, though. UNO’s is pretty good, too.
I thought MADtv lied about Olive Garden on their skit. But they didn’t. My Chicken Parmigiana was a chicken nugget topped with Lunchables pizza sauce and melted string cheese. Breadsticks and Sangria were good though. Still willing to give a different one a chance.