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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2015-02-23, 15:39

Detroit to get its first Applebee's

In the latest sign of economic rebound, Detroit could soon be getting its first Applebee's restaurant.

The proposed Applebee's would be built at the corner of 8 Mile and Woodward in the new Gateway Marketplace shopping center that is anchored by a Meijer superstore.

Anybody disappointed it won't be downtown?
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2015-02-23, 16:08

If Applebee's is a sign of an economic rebound, west Lansing is booming!
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Post by Marc Summers on 2015-02-23, 16:18

I like the positive momentum, Detroit is still 20+ years away from anything resembling a decent cosmopolitan city.
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Post by Turtleneck on 2015-02-23, 16:21

Floyd Robertson wrote:Detroit to get its first Applebee's



Anybody disappointed it won't be downtown?


Goodbar will soon be buying up cheap properties all over the city to sell for millions in the next few years. The Applebee's Effect, which is a concept well known to urban planners, has finally hit Detroit.
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Post by Brock Middlebrook on 2015-02-23, 16:34

Hopefully it goes over better in Detroit than it did in Houston...

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Post by LoneWolfSparty on 2015-02-23, 16:36

Crappy food in a crappy city. Yeay!

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Post by I.B. Fine on 2015-02-23, 16:51

Marc Summers wrote:I like the positive momentum, Detroit is still 20+ years away from anything resembling a decent cosmopolitan city.

Sorry, are you equating Applebees and 'cosmopolitan'? Shocked

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Post by Turtleneck on 2015-02-23, 16:54

LoneWolfSparty wrote:Crappy food in a crappy city. Yeay!
What awesome suburb do you live in?
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Post by xsanguine on 2015-02-23, 16:58

Marc Summers wrote:I like the positive momentum, Detroit is still 20+ years away from anything resembling a decent cosmopolitan city.

I think you're being wildly optimistic. Let's be a little more realistic, now.

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Post by Turtleneck on 2015-02-23, 17:25

xsanguine wrote:

I think you're being wildly optimistic. Let's be a little more realistic, now.


Yeah, Detroit should aspire to be the wildly cosmopolitan Grand Rapids.  Wink
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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2015-02-23, 17:37

LoneWolfSparty wrote:Crappy food in a crappy city. Yeay!

What could possibly be crappy about a steak that's been marinating for three days?

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2015-02-24, 00:08

There's no place like the neighborhood!
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Post by xsanguine on 2015-02-24, 00:47

Turtleneck wrote:


Yeah, Detroit should aspire to be the wildly cosmopolitan Grand Rapids.  Wink

See? You could teach Marc a few things.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2015-02-24, 01:06

I could go for a chicken fajita roll up with fries and a $5 Coors Light tall.
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Post by pulling69 on 2015-02-24, 01:23

Marc Summers wrote:I like the positive momentum, Detroit is still 20+ years away from anything resembling a decent cosmopolitan city.

So says the guy posting from asshole beach New Jersey
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Post by Cym Jim on 2015-02-24, 02:10

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:I could go for a chicken fajita roll up with fries and a $5 Coors Light tall.
Is that what they mean by fusion?
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2015-02-24, 08:51

I still have a $20 gift card to Applebee's that I got from my grandma for Christmas. Anyone willing to buy it? Bidding starts at $5.
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Post by GirbaudJeans on 2015-02-24, 09:02

Hands down the worst chain restaurant. This is not positive news
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2015-02-24, 09:03

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:I still have a $20 gift card to Applebee's that I got from my grandma for Christmas. Anyone willing to buy it? Bidding starts at $5.

$5 here!
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2015-02-24, 09:06

I got 5 dolla, 5 dolla! Do I hear 6?
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Post by AMwood on 2015-02-24, 09:30

$5.25
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Post by The_Dude on 2015-02-24, 09:33

GirbaudJeans wrote:Hands down the worst chain restaurant. This is not positive news

Good thing there are a fuck ton of non chain restaurants in Detroit and then Ferndale/RoyalOak/B'Ham area too
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2015-02-24, 09:45

AMwood wrote:$5.25

$5.25! $5.25 to the man wearing an I Fuck On the First Date t-shirt. Do I hear $5.30?
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Post by AMwood on 2015-02-24, 09:49

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

$5.25! $5.25 to the man wearing an I Fuck On the First Date t-shirt. Do I hear $5.30?

okay, $5.30.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2015-02-24, 11:36

AMwood wrote:

okay, $5.30.

SOLD! To the man wearing an I Fuck On the First Date t-shirt. Hopefully he has a lucky lady who doesn't have a cavernous vagina to take out to this wonderful restaurant.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2015-02-24, 11:40

AMwood wrote:

okay, $5.30.

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

SOLD! To the man wearing an I Fuck On the First Date t-shirt. Hopefully he has a lucky lady who doesn't have a cavernous vagina to take out to this wonderful restaurant.

Well, shit. pale
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Post by InTenSity on 2015-02-24, 11:53

GirbaudJeans wrote:Hands down the worst chain restaurant.  This is not positive news
You guys don't have Chili's then?

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2015-02-24, 11:56

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:



Well, shit. pale

I might have a Monopoly pull tab for a free McDonald's small french fry somewhere if you would like.
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Post by InTenSity on 2017-08-11, 07:51

Applebee's is shutting down up to 130 restaurants. One near me closed.

105-130 to close

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-11, 07:53

InTenSity wrote:Applebee's is shutting down up to 130 restaurants. One near me closed.

105-130 to close

This is going to kill goodbar.

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Post by Death Roe on 2017-08-11, 08:04

GODDAMNIT

I love their chicken strips.

;_;

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-11, 08:11

Never been in an Applebees in my life. Last ate at an IHOP in Daytona Beach in the spring of 19 and 78.

Not a big fan of chain restaurants, if I'm stopping to eat I like to find something local or unique.

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Post by InTenSity on 2017-08-11, 10:12

LooseGoose wrote:Never been in an Applebees in my life. Last ate at an IHOP in Daytona Beach in the spring of 19 and 78.

Not a big fan of chain restaurants, if I'm stopping to eat I like to find something local or unique.
I'm beginning to be the same way. Corporate national chains I stay away from, but local chains I'm ok with going to, mainly because I like wings, and there are a couple places down here that do a decent job on them. After that I try to find local places to support local owners.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-11, 10:40

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LooseGoose wrote:Never been in an Applebees in my life.   Last ate at an IHOP in Daytona Beach in the spring of 19 and 78.

Not a big fan of chain restaurants, if I'm stopping to eat I like to find something local or unique.
I'm beginning to be the same way. Corporate national chains I stay away from, but local chains I'm ok with going to, mainly because I like wings, and there are a couple places down here that do a decent job on them. After that I try to find local places to support local owners.

It's more fun.  You don't get an experience that's as "even" as you do in a national chain.   More ups and downs but that's part of the adventure.  

This is probably going to fall flat because it's one of those "you had to be there stories".  Probably around 1990 or so.   My Dad, a cousin and myself we dining in a small chinese restaurant in Flint.   The place was busy as hell with 1 roughly 55 year old waitress trying to service about 15 tables.   She comes out with a big tray of food and just starts putting plates in front of people in what seemed like random fashion.  

We were all looking down at our food trying to decide whether we'd gotten what we ordered when a patron at the next table complained they had ordered chicken something and had gotten beef.  Like lightening she reaches in front of my cousin, grabs his plate and swaps it with the person at the next table.   My cousin speaks up that he thought his food was now wrong - her response "same thing" - and off to the kitchen she went.

Being of the go along to get along persuasion we just decided to eat and not worry about it.  For the rest of my Dad's life whenever someone would complain about something not being quite right he knew that a quick "same thing" would get a good laugh out of my cousin and I.

Probably not the kind of story you want to hear about small restaurants but I'm sitting here laughing thinking back to that meal.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-08-11, 10:42

Friends don't let friends eat at chain restaurants. The walmart of food.
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Post by InTenSity on 2017-08-11, 11:11

Loose - I can see that happening. What is really the difference? The noodles? If there are veggies or not on it. That was pretty good of her though.
I do watch for gouging though. A place that I really liked took their beer prices up $1, doesn't sound like much, but went from $6 to $7 for craft beer. They don't even have that great of a selection, but if you are pricing the Goose Island and the Bells 2-hearted the same price, I just don't think you know what you're doing.

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Post by Jake from State Farm on 2017-08-12, 15:14

InTenSity wrote:Loose - I can see that happening. What is really the difference? The noodles? If there are veggies or not on it. That was pretty good of her though.
I do watch for gouging though. A place that I really liked took their beer prices up $1, doesn't sound like much, but went from $6 to $7 for craft beer. They don't even have that great of a selection, but if you are pricing the Goose Island and the Bells 2-hearted the same price, I just don't think you know what you're doing.

I've been to places where they charge craft beer price for an Oberon. If I can buy a sixer of Oberon for $1 more than a sixer of Bud Light it's not a craft beer.

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