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  • More than 60 women have filed sexual harassment complaints against IHOP, Applebee’s restaurants

    02/07/2018 6:23:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Vox ^ | February 7, 2018 | Alexia Fernandez Campbell
    In late 2011, a 16-year-old girl from suburban St. Louis landed her first job as a waitress at a local IHOP restaurant. She needed to work there for at least a year to complete her high school co-op program. At first, it made her uncomfortable when her boss repeatedly complimented her appearance. Within a few months, his behavior made her terrified to go to work. The Illinois teen's fear of getting fired — and not graduating on time — led her to put up with escalating sexual harassment from the restaurant's general manager, according to allegations described in federal court...
  • Applebee’s Franchise Owner Forced To Cut 1,000 Jobs After New York’s Minimum Wage Hike

    07/15/2017 9:28:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies ^ | July 14, 2017 | Andrew Kerr
    The CEO of Apple-Metro Inc., a company that operates about 40 Applebee’s restaurants in the New York metropolitan area, said he’s been forced to cut at at least 1,000 servers in the past year as a result of New York’s recent minimum wage hike. “We have 1,000 less servers this time this year than we did this time last year,” Zane Tankel told Fox Business’ Stuart Varney on Monday. That amounts a two-thirds reduction of his total workforce, Tankel said. Tankel said the minimum wage increase has forced him to adopt a “concierge” type model of having servers help customers operate self-serve...
  • California customer says bloody fingertip came with salad

    01/10/2016 7:49:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies ^ | January 9, 2016 | Associated Press
    PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — A pregnant California woman has filed a claim saying she found a bloody fingertip in a salad at an Applebee's restaurant in Paso Robles. Cathleen Martin of Atascadero tells The Tribune ( in San Luis Obispo that she was with her husband and child at the restaurant in December and everyone ate from her Chinese chicken salad. Attorney Eric Traut of Santa Ana says the manager confirmed the fingertip belonged to a cook.
  • Former Applebee’s employee among 2 charged in manager’s murder

    07/01/2015 9:59:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    Nearly a month after an Applebee's manager was shot to death in a Georgia restaurant’s parking lot, two men have been charged with his murder. Fayetteville police say Greg Haney Jr., 24, and Ledarius Jawon Jackson, 25, gunned down Gregory Smith in a coldblooded robbery attempt that wrongly assumed he was carrying cash. The 27-year-old father to a 15-month-old girl was discovered dead several hours later by his fiancée after he failed to return home and she grew concerned.
  • Salad-for-sex deal made during prostitution sting, police say

    06/12/2014 4:40:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 12, 2014 | Amy Pavuk
    Alonzo Liverman didn't have any cash when he approached an undercover officer posing as a prostitute in Daytona Beach on Monday morning, police said. But he did have a salad from Applebee's. According to an arrest report released Thursday, the officer, who was working a reverse prostitution sting in the area of Fremont and South Ridgewood avenues, told Liverman she was hungry and asked, "You got food?"
  • Celebrate New Year’s at Applebee’s — for $375 Per Person

    12/30/2013 1:56:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 30, 2013 | Charles Passy
    But once a year, Applebee’s goes high-end. The chain’s franchise-owned restaurant in the heart of New York’s Times Square offers a $375-a-person New Year’s Eve bash that’s billed as “a night to remember.” (Those under 12 can get in for $250.)
  • Applebee's called police on family and threw them out of restaurant because....

    09/19/2013 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 93 replies
    mail online ^ | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Applebee's called police on family and threw them out of restaurant because their kids were 'too active' A couple said they are 'heartbroken' after staff at Applebee's called police on them because their children were being too active, it emerged today. Eli Gau and his wife Lillian Maliti admit their sons Ryan, three, and Ethan, one, can be a handful at times but nothing that would warrant being asked to leave a 'family-friendly' restaurant. On Sunday night the family of four went to an Applebee's restaurant in Katy, Texas, for dinner. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Everything seemed normal...
  • Applebee’s waitress asks patron for ID, gets own stolen driver’s license in return

    03/07/2013 11:17:53 AM PST · by murron · 11 replies
    Yahoo News, The Sideshow ^ | March 7, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    Imagine you're a waitress, out with friends on a night off, when you lose your wallet. Cash, credit cards, driver's license—all gone. Your bank later informs you that checks are being issued in your name.
  • Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-tip

    01/31/2013 8:54:33 PM PST · by Altariel · 76 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 31, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager. Chelsea Welch, the waitress, wrote in an email to Yahoo News that the pastor (who has since been identified as Alois Bell) told Welch's manager at the St. Louis-area Applebee's that the ensuing firestorm had "ruined" her reputation."I give God 10%," Bell wrote on the receipt, scratching out the automatic tip and scribbling in an emphatic "0" where the additional tip would be. "Why...
  • Waitress Who Posted No-Tip Receipt From “Pastor” Customer Fired From Job

    01/31/2013 1:23:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 147 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 01/31/2013 | By Chris Morran
      (Reddit) Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt. Now we’ve learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.   “I originally posted the note as a lighthearted joke,” says Chelsea, who was dismissed from her job at Applebee’s on Wednesday, as the story began to spread across the Internet. “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because...
  • <VANITY> Applebee's E-menu [[Coming soon to a restaurant near you]]

    12/26/2012 8:51:37 PM PST · by mykroar · 15 replies
    Self | 12/26/2012 | mykroar
  • Sharpton, Jackson, Media Silent About Hate Crime in S.C.

    04/02/2012 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 25 replies
    New American ^ | 4-2-12 | Cort Kirkwood
    Six black men assaulted a white man outside a restaurant in Seneca, S.C. on March 17 after insulting him with a racial remark. Such was the severity of the beating and obvious racial motive that local police have referred the case to federal officials. However, contrary to their usual reaction in such matters, the national media have yet to jump on the case, and civil rights leaders have said nothing about it. The leftist media’s and “civil rights” groups' silence on the subject stands in sharp contrast to their handling of the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26...
  • Local Applebee's owner to Obama: Step aside, let us create jobs

    09/04/2011 9:21:29 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 9 replies
    Zane Tankel is embarked on a huge business expansion -- no thanks to Washington. In this slow-growth, regulation-heavy economy, where new jobs are all but gone, Tankel’s ambition is not only welcome, but needed. The CEO of Apple Metro anticipates hiring more than 1,000 workers at his six new Applebee’s restaurants in New York through 2013. The new hires will increase his payroll from roughly 3,000 today to some 4,000. Tankel has three new Applebee’s planned in Manhattan, two in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn over the next 24 months.
  • Vets Dine Free at Applebee’s on Thursday [November 11]

    11/09/2010 12:19:50 PM PST · by freespirited · 31 replies
      Last year Applebee’s served over a million free meals to American service personnel on Veteran’s Day. And this year they’re ready to do it again, offering up a free entrée to all veterans and active duty military who come in on Thursday, November 11. They’ll dine from a special “Vet’s Day Menu,” including bacon cheeseburgers, Fiesta Lime Chicken and Double Crunch Shrimp. We love this deal, as well as they’re slogan—that they’re “proud to serve those who serve us.” You will, of course, need to provide verification of service, through one of the following methods: U.S. Uniform Services Identification...
  • Applebees Offers Veterans Day Meals Freebies

    11/11/2009 12:37:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 1,906+ views
    Press Zoom ^ | November 11, 2009
    To celebrate this year's holiday, Applebees Veterans Day gives a free meal to those men and women who are either on active duty or veterans. The offer is not for a specific time of the day but any time at the food chain's restaurants. To redeem the offer, anyone can just show their military identification or be dressed in uniform to receive the free meal. Thanks to the Applebees chain for honoring our men and women who give of themselves and their lives for the freedom of others.
  • Applebees Veteran's Day (Free entree for Vets/Active Duty)

    11/07/2009 8:38:32 PM PST · by visualops · 15 replies · 1,121+ views
    Applebees ^ | 11-08-09 | Applebees
    Visit the website for a link to email an invite to vets/active duty you know, email friends, or share on facebook and twitter. Valid Veteran and Active Duty Identification to Obtain Free Entree: * U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card * U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card * Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) * Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW) * Photograph in uniform * Wearing uniform * DD214 * Citation or Commendation Available during business hours on November 11, 2009 at participating Applebee’s only. Dine-in from limited menu only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active...
  • Two Dead in Shooting at Restaurant in Columbia County (Applebees in Northeast PA)

    05/23/2009 5:24:15 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 33 replies · 3,268+ views
    WNEP TV ^ | 5/23/2009 | Renie Workman
    Police have identified the two men who lost their lives Friday in the apparent murder-suicide at a restaurant in Columbia County. Cleaning crews were still at Applebee's restaurant along Route 11 in Bloomsburg hours after two men were killed inside. Investigators said 35-year-old Thomas Yurko of the Orangeville area walked in the restaurant just after 4 p.m. Friday and shot and killed Mark Wagner, 38, of Bloomsburg. Yurko then took his own life. Officials said there were many employees and customers inside the restaurant at the time. "When you go in and sit down to dinner, that would probably be...
  • Applebee's Veterans Day

    11/10/2008 8:24:43 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 41 replies · 1,667+ views
    Select Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants (164 participating restaurants nationwide) are testing a promotion that invites all active duty and veterans to pull up a chair for a delicious meal and heartfelt thanks this Veterans Day. With gratitude for their service and sacrifice, active duty and veterans will eat free at participating locations on Veterans Day (November 11, 2008) during regular business hours. Veterans and active duty with proof of United States military service will be able to go to one of the participating Applebee's and select one complimentary entrée from a selection of delicious favorites: a savory...
  • Breaking News: Calorie-Count Trial Lawyers Pick Second Target

    06/09/2008 4:33:25 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 42 replies · 244+ views
    Plaintiff Anne Paskett and her counsel, Breskin Johnson & Townsend, PLLC ( and Premier Law Group, PLLC, have filed a class-action consumer protection lawsuit on behalf of persons who ordered from the Weight Watchers menu at Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill restaurants in the United States. The complaint alleges that Applebee's engages in unfair and deceptive business practices by misrepresenting the nutritional information on its Weight Watchers menu. Applebee's customers are encouraged to order menu items based upon an advertised calorie, fat and fiber content for each item. The actual nutritional information advertised by Applebee's is unreliable and inaccurate. For...
  • Toddler OK after accidentally drinking margarita at Applebee's (Ooops!)

    06/15/2007 2:41:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 551+ views
    ANTIOCH – Kim Mayorga was confused when her 2-year-old started making funny faces and pushing away the apple juice he had ordered at Applebee's. The explanation came when she opened the lid of the sippy cup and was hit by the smell of tequila and Triple Sec. The restaurant staff accidentally gave Julian Mayorga a margarita Monday. He grew drowsy and started vomiting a few hours later and was rushed to the hospital. “I wasn't going to make a big deal about it,” the mother told the Contra Costa Times on Thursday, “but then he got sick.” The apple juice...