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.
Applebee's Copycat Recipe
1/2 cup fresh butter
1/4 teaspoon granulated or powdered garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup Chardonnay
1 pound fresh mushrooms, quartered
Thoroughly clean and sanitize sink. Wash mushrooms under cold running water and drain. Cut mushrooms into quarters. Heat butter in saucepan over low heat until melted. Add mushrooms and stir in garlic, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, approximately four minutes or until soft.
Turn off heat and immediately pour Chardonnay onto mushrooms. Add parsley and toss together. Serve over your favorite steak.