Let the Good Times Roll this Mardi Gras at Applebee’s® with French Quarter Favorites


Plus, Guests Celebrating Valentine’s Day to Receive a Discount to 1-800-Flowers

ALLENDALE, NJ (January 20, 2016) – Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® invite guests to celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day at its locations in New Jersey this winter.

Transport your taste buds straight to Bourbon Street with a delicious food and drink pairing inspired by the Big-Easy. From January 25 – February 9, Applebee’s locations will feature its Bourbon Street Steak – a juicy, tender, 9 oz. steak jazzed up with Cajun spices for $17.99, paired perfectly with a 2oz pour of the restaurant’s selection of popular Bourbon Whiskeys including Michter’s, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve and Bulleit, served straight up or on the rocks.

In addition, guests have the option of topping the Bourbon Street Steak with one of the following flavorful extras:

  • ·         Sautéed Garlic and Mushrooms
  • ·         Grilled Onions
  • ·         Shrimp N’ Parmesan

Looking for a lovely spot to spend a night out in the Neighborhood this Valentine’s Day that is not outrageously priced? Guests who visit their local Applebee’s from February 12 – February 14 to enjoy tried and true favorites in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere will receive a 20 percent-off coupon to 1-800-Flowers to use towards their next purchase.  Valid through 3/15/16. Limit one coupon per check.

The Mardi Gras pairing and Valentine’s Day offer is available at Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia. In New Jersey, Applebee’s is located in Brick, Bridgewater, Butler, Clark, Clifton, East Hanover, Edison, Flemington, Garfield, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Hillsborough, Howell, Jersey City, Jersey Gardens, Kearny, Lacey, Linden, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manchester, Middletown, Milltown, Mt. Olive, Newark, Newton, North Bergen, Northvale, Ocean, Paramus, Parsippany, Phillipsburg, Piscataway, Rockaway, Tinton Falls, Toms River, Totowa, Union, Wall and Woodbridge.

Applebee's Mardi Gras Bourbon Street Steak

About Applebee’s Services, Inc

Applebee’s (www.applebees.com) is the world’s largest casual dining chain, with more than 2,000 locations in 49 states, 16 countries and one U.S. territory. Based in Lenexa, Kan., Applebee’s takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee’s Services, Inc., and its affiliates franchise and operate restaurants under Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill and are a DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand.

About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.   

Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises, Inc. is recognized as the 68th largest privately-held business in the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business and the 10th  largest franchisee in the United States as ranked in theRestaurant Finance Monitor, operating eight restaurant concepts including: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, Quaker Steak & Lube, Noodles & Company, IHOP, and two of its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas. In 2015, Nation’s Restaurant News ranked Doherty Enterprises as the 78th largest U.S. Foodservice revenue company, up from 85 in 2014. To date, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates over 160 restaurants in northern, southern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Florida and Georgia – including newly acquired locations in the Miami area. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow Our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” (www.DohertyInc.com).