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Old 08-11-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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Normally I'm not a fan of Applebees, I find that they have fancy school lunch food and it all tastes the same... it seems like the meals show up frozen and all they do is just heat them up. Anyway, SWMBO was in the mood for Applebees for some reason so her and I packed up the little one and went to Applebees. We ordered some appetizers and food for us and we got the little one the kid's "Mini-Burgers"... the waiter asked if we would like our daughter's food to come out with the appetizers, sure, not a bad idea.

So we get our appetizer within 5-10 minutes. A few short minutes the mini-burgers come out. My wife begins to tear apart the mini-burgers and is disgusted to find the the mini-burgers are severely under cooked and that they are pretty much raw meat (well, the middle of the burgers were raw and cold). The appetizer was burnt and we just picked at it waiting for our waiter.

So we show the waiter and tell him, obviously we can't feed our 1yo raw meat and ask to have them "fix" the burger by just giving us new ones.

15 minutes pass and then bring out the mini-burgers, this time, cooked.

After 35 mins we still haven't gotten our food, other people have come in, and have ordered and been served their food. So the waiter comes up and asks if everything is ok and if we'd like more water.

"No, everything is horrible, the food comes out raw, and we still haven't even received our food, cancel our order we're leaving." He runs and grabs his "manager", the manager didn't look a day over 18. He had to have been fresh out of high school and was just a mess (had some stains on his shirt and was a sweaty as ever). Not only did he look a mess, his eyes were red and glassy like he just took a tremendous hit off a wicked bong. We tell him our problem and then tells us our food is coming right out.

I told him, "just trash it, I'm fed up and leaving."

With that the manger runs to the kitchen and grabs our food, throws it in a plastic bag and comes back to our table as we are leaving and says, "oh here's your food."

Then PROCEEDS to PLACE THE BILL on the table.

We left, left the bill, the food and our water at the table. Fvck Applebees and their stupid managers and poor staff. I can't believe they had the balls to charge us for water, burnt appetizer, undercooked meat and no food until the very last minute (until we complained about not having any food at all).
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #2
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You gave them too many chances IMHO. I'd be writing a letter to the CEO of whoever runs the chain.

 
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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Ya, and their beer selection sucks too!!!!! (bastards)

I haven't experienced anything quite that bad at my local Applebee's, but then again the wife and I normally only go in for appetizers when they're 1/2 price.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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Applebees/TGIFridays/Ruby Tuesdays/whatever other same style restaraunt...The only reason I like them is that it keeps people with kids out of the good restaraunts.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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You gave them too many chances IMHO. I'd be writing a letter to the CEO of whoever runs the chain.
This happened on Thursday night and we weren't going to do anything...

Well, ironically I had a fire call to the building yesterday evening due to the storms (had set off the fire alarms)... I noticed that they have a posted 800 number near the doors, so I wrote down the number of the hot-line and we called last night... they offered us coupons, asked if our daughter would like a t-shirt and a letter of apology...

not too bad, but I highly doubt we will ever go to the Applebees near our house ever again, there is one that's 20mins from our house that we might try (just to use the coupons).
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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They all suck. Applebees, Chilis, Fridays, etc etc. They are all the same crap different day.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:17 PM   #7
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yeah, i'm with Ohio on this. I'll go for the 1/2 price apps but thats about it. Crappy beer, crappy food, crappy time. Crapplebees!!!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:25 PM   #8
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+1 on the franchise restaurants sucking.

Having said that, I find the one exception for me are the Lone Star Steakhouses. The worst meal I ever had in one of those was merely "good". They usually give excellent value for money IMO

 
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:35 PM   #9
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+1 on the franchise restaurants sucking.

Having said that, I find the one exception for me are the Lone Star Steakhouses. The worst meal I ever had in one of those was merely "good". They usually give excellent value for money IMO
I wish we still lived near a Lone Star. They were the best chain I think I've ever been to. My favorite thing was the Cheese Fries, but their meals were always good too. I was always impressed with the quality of their ribs considering it was a chain

 
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:10 PM   #10
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+1 on the franchise restaurants sucking.

Having said that, I find the one exception for me are the Lone Star Steakhouses. The worst meal I ever had in one of those was merely "good". They usually give excellent value for money IMO
I'll give props to Lone Star as well...I had a wicked steak in the Fargo location.

As for Applebees, I think it's going to pretty much be the case of just telling people about the experience and not going there anymore.

 
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