Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.




Potato Skins

10 baked potato halves

1Tablespoon melted butter

seasoned salt, to taste


  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 strips of cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 green onion, diced


  • sour cream or
  • Ranch dressing

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Prepare the Potatoes

Remove as much of the potato flesh as you can,

leaving only the skins.

Brush potato shells with butter and season with salt.

Bake for 15–20 minutes, until crisp.

Add the Toppings

Remove the potato canoes and sprinkle with cheese, bacon, and onion.

Place back in the oven for 6–8 minutes, until the

cheese has melted.


Serve with sour cream or ranch dressing


These are a great way to use left over baked potatoes or you can plan ahead if you want to make this dish. To cut the calories, substitute fat free dairy products and swap the cooked bacon for bacon bits.

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