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

A juicy, grilled chicken breast is basted with honey BBQ sauce and topped with Monterey Jack, cheddar and smoked bacon. Served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle slices.


1 cup ketchup

1/4 cup water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke flavor

1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 large round bun, toasted
1 slice cheddar cheese
1 slice of Monterey jack cheese
2 slices cooked bacon
1 slice of tomato
2 slices of onion
shredded lettuce
pickle slices

Make the Barbecue Sauce
Combine all ingredients in saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.

Grill the Chicken

Put chicken on oiled grill plate and bbq for approximately 5 minutes each side (longer if using large breasts), brushing occasionally with the marinade. Add the cheese slices at the end of cooking to let melt.

Build the Sandwich
Place the chicken on the bottom of the bun and add all of the other sandwich ingredients.

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