Old people like it?.
I'm not a fan of chain restaurants. Especially of the bar & grill variety. It's usually just mediocre bar food at restaurant prices. Applebee's is no exception. While they do have a large menu, from salads and wraps, to burgers and fries, it's nothing to write home about. I was more content with the hot dog I got for $1.50 at Sams, then the $8.50 burger I ate at Applebee's. The layout of some of the newer restaurants are some of the worst I've ever seen. As the main isle for the waitstaff from the kitchen to the lobby is only wide enough for 1 person carrying trays to walk down. Making running into people inevitable. It's great that this chain can pack people in like sardines for their overpriced bland bar food, but they have the means to do so much better.
Big portions of mainstream American fare, served up in a convivial, family atmosphere.. In Short A low-key, friendly environment attracts plenty of families to this reliable chain. Kids in the big booths--often clutching free balloons and crayons--usually outnumber adults sitting at the bar. The menu offers filling American fare with no surprises, from mozzarella sticks and nachos to rollups and burgers. Entrees include steaks, fajitas and main dish salads. The calorie-conscious can select from a list of Weight Watchers-inspired dishes like mesquite chicken salad and grilled tilapia with mango salsa.