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Applebee’s working on a new app for those who need Applebee’s right freaking now

Illustration for article titled Applebee’em/ems working on a new app for those who need Applebee’em/ems right freaking now
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Like most cool millennial humans, you’ve probably encountered this scenario: You and your groovy buds walk into your favorite restaurant, Applebee’s, only to have to suffer the inconvenience of looking at the menu, interacting with the server, and waiting interminably long—like, 12 minutes—for your food to arrive. It’s 2018; there’s Snaps to be Chatted, Instas to be Grammed!

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Blessed day: Applebee’s has listened to the demands of our generation, and are responding to the millions who say: “I want my Applebee’s and I want it right freaking now. Do not stand in the way of me and my Riblet Platter. Don’t like it? Go back to the U.S.S.R.”

The New York Post is reporting the restaurant is working on an app that would allow customers to order their food ahead of time via smartphones. This would allow them to arrive at the restaurant and be immediately be seated with their dishes already served and bill delivered. Dine Brand Global, which also owns IHOP IHOB, claims to be the first full-service restaurant to offer this technology. Because Applebee’s listened to the cries of young people everywhere, the ones clamoring with raised fists that they shall not, will not, must not, wait one additional minute to receive their Fiesta Lime Chicken.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

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therevanchist
TheRevanchist

If it weren’t for the bars at Applebee’s, that place would have died a long time ago. I wind up going once every 5 or 10 years with friends, and each time I am disappointed. Maybe I need better friends, too.