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Old 06-28-2017, 02:26 PM
 
Location: On the road
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I've not been impressed with either of those chains. The Applebees here shut down and it was months before I noticed.
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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You're welcome


~A Millennial
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:42 PM
 
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There used to be a thing called a romantic dinner out. Guys took girls out on dates for quiet candle light dinners with excellent food and service. There were so many good restaurants to choose from. There were chefs and bakers that could cook food like we never could. Still are, for the wealthy. But regular people enjoyed that food and atmosphere, even young people could afford it.
I can walk to a French place with entrees starting at $15, and it's packed. Of course, once there, I get carried away with appetizers, wine & dessert, but the point is, one can have an amazing meal at Applebee's prices.

Perhaps Yelp is having a hand destroying Applebee's? Because while Applebee's suck, they are a known entity.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I have three words for this:

Mmmmm Wingstop mmmmmm
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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Millennials endanger casual-dining restaurants - Business Insider

I guess it makes sense, those places are more for the family experience they should cater more to older patrons like Denny's does.

As an Millennial, I actually like sit down places.
I like sit down places too, but Applebee's is horrible. No loss there.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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I like sit down places too, but Applebee's is horrible. No loss there.
The salads are good and that damn Quesadilla Burger is the bomb.

You can have the rest of it.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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I like Independent restaurants that can prepare better food.

Buffalo wild wings and applebee's, or really bland chain restaurants are too predictable.
Now, now Lily...

B Dub Dubs actually makes a pretty good wing, and they can do better salads than some really GOOD restaurants can!

The Desert Heat flavor wing is an absolutely amazing tasting sauce less wing. The Honey Hot BBQ ain't bad either.

But the texture of their wings is actually good and fairly succulent.

Applebee's? Like I said earlier, great salads, and a great Quesadilla Burger. But the rest of the stuff is pretty bland or at best ordinary by my standards.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:08 PM
 
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LOL on this. I lived for a while in Atlanta, which has a wing joint in every neighborhood. I have never been to Buffalo Wild Wing.

I also don't particularly like Applebees. Their food is way too salty and cost too much for what it is.

I am a young Gen X/older Millenial.

I prefer local restaurants that support small business people and that have fresh, good, not too salty food.

Hopefully more restauranteurs will fill the void left by these chains.

I will note though that I was super POd that a Bob Evans restaurant closed near my job! I LOVE Bob Evans "broasted" chicken.
Dammit!!!! Is it even LEGAL to close a Bob Evans??? Because it shouldn't be! It should be legal to kill anyone who threatens to close any Bob Evans restaurants!!!
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A lot of Millennials have student loan debt and have to stretch their money farther than the previous generation.

I've been working on my youngest son to stop wasting his money eating out. My wife and I have eaten out very little in our lives. We pack a lunch in a cooler and find a picnic table. Old habits.
I'm no so sure that the old adage about dining out being more expensive than eating at home is even true anymore.

No matter what I do, I can't seem to leave the grocery story without blowing my whole mortgage payment!
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Buffalo Wild Wings is only worth going to as a cure for a near fatal case of constipation.

Their wings are BELOW gas-station quality.
Wow!! Think so?
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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I would say that the chain's attempts to serve the equivalent of a $3 frozen dinner from the supermarket and charge $15 for it after heating it up in a microwave are what is killing them. Applebee's is one of the worst chains out there. The food there is absolutely disgusting, it is like eating at a convenience store.

Ding ding ding we have a winner. If I'm going out to eat, I want either something delicious that's too difficult for me to prepare at home, or something fast and cheap. Anything in between, I might as well just make it myself.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The rapper Drake mentioned the chains Applebees and Outback in one of his recent songs

He's basically saying that those were the places he'd eat when he was struggling before he got famous .

And he is a millennial by the way .

Personally I wouldn't put Applebees in the same sentence as Outback . Quality of food at Outback Steakhouse is better .
--

"Me and Gibbo was about that
Eatin' Applebee's and Outback
Southwest, no first class
Hilton rooms, gotta double up
Writin’ our name on a double cup
We ain’t even have a tour bus"
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