Looking for Applebees Recipes or other Copycat Restaurant Recipes?
Did you know Applebees originated in Atlanta, GA? Knowing that it is fitting that the slogan on their website is “There’s No Place Like the Neighborhood”. I would have to agree with that because the Applebees Menu is one of our favorites, especially now that we own their copycat recipes.
Whenever my wife and I go out to enjoy one of the Applebees recipes I we enjoy their laid back, sports bar type atmosphere, even though it is definitely a Family restaurant. I guess the best way to describe it is I feel like I’m headed in to a friends place to watch Monday Night Football, with the best food and drink around.
Their secret recipe book is full of some of the most famous restaurant recipes in the U.S., because so many people Love to eat there. Two of my favorite Applebees recipes are their Oriental Chicken Salad and their Patty Melt. It seems like every time I go there I get one of those two meals. I guess I found what I love and like a hard head I don’t venture out to try the other great things they have there.
The first Applebees went by a different name. The original restaurant was opened as a boutique food shop in 1980 Bill and TJ Palmer in Atlanta. It wasn’t until 1985 that the name Applebees was attached to the restaurant. At that time Bill and TJ sold the main rights to the Applebees Menu to the Grace Company, who began franchising the chain. Bill actually opened the first franchise in 1985 and the chain has grown like wild fire, primarily due to it’s atmosphere and the famous Applebees recipes. To the credit of the owners, store number 1500 opened it’s doors in 2002 and it has continued to expand ever since.
I believe the Applebees recipes are some of the most famous copycat restaurant recipes, along with the KFC Secret Recipe, the Olive Garden Recipes, the Coleslaw KFC Recipe and the Cheesecake Factory Recipes.
So how does one actually determine Applebees recipes or any other copycat restaurant recipes? Primarily reverse engineering and trial and error. Pretty much all the secret restaurant recipes are determined that way, unless these secret recipes are leaked out, which is very unusual for the extremely famous restaurant recipes. An example of that is the Classic Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe, you know of the 11 Herbs and Spices fame. That is held under lock and key and is protected like Fort Knox. But over time experienced Chefs figure out the basic ingredients, and then try different combination’s of herbs, spices and cooking methods until they master the recipe. That’s how it’s done.
Recipe Secrets is an eBook that is a huge collection of many of the most famous copycat restaurant recipes in addition to quite a few from the Applebees Menu. We use this famous recipes eBook all the time to give us dinner recipe ideas. You can learn which restaurants and which dinner recipes their Chefs have mastered by clicking on the picture of the eBook in this article. I highly recommend this product as I use it all the time.
Enjoy your cooking and I hope you have learned something good about the Applebees recipes and franchise.
For your use I have included one of the Copycat Applebees recipes for your use:
Applebee’s Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip
- 1 (14 ounce) can of artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) box of frozen chopped spinach, pre-thawed
- 1 cup of shredded parmesan-romano cheese
- 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 ounces of pre-softened cream cheese
- 10 ounces of pre-made alfredo sauce
- 1 teaspoon of finely minced garlic
- pepper (optional ingredient)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl, mix well, and spread the mixture into a small baking dish
- Bake for approx. 25-30 minutes or until all the cheese is melted
Serve with bread
There you have it…
In addition to the above you are welcome to check out my Family Chili Recipe which I will be posting soon. I hope you have enjoyed this information about the great Applebees recipes.