What’s a “Pub Diet”? Applebee’s® Puts a ‘Better-for-You’ Twist on Bar & Grill Favorites
New Applebee’s Pub Diet Satisfies with Delicious, Balanced Dishes
Shrimp & Broccoli Cavatappi (Photo: Business Wire)
The new Pub Diet menu at Applebee’s Grill and
Bar features a tasty and balanced take on classic
bar-and-grill favorites. Featuring indulgent pub-style dishes, the Pub
Diet includes unexpected ingredients like quinoa and whole grains.
“At Applebee’s, better-for-you food doesn’t mean boring food,” said
The Pub Diet menu includes four dishes:
Pepper-Crusted Sirloin & Whole Grains: Perhaps the tastiest
350 calories ever assembled, this dish includes a mixture of hearty,
whole grains under pepper-crusted sirloin to deliver remarkable
flavor. Fire-roasted tomatoes,
Portobellomushrooms and sautéed spinach add taste, nutrients and color.
Guest feedback during testing included “the snap and crunch of the grains were offset by the smooth texture of the spinach and tomatoes,” and “the crusted steak exploded with flavor!”
Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken: This refreshing, power-packed dish
adds balance to any day with the perfect combination of quinoa,
cranberries, pecans and cedar-rubbed chicken with lemon and
olive oil vinaigrette.
Guest feedback during testing included “love the rice and quinoa blend,” “good-quality ingredients,” and “the quinoa – loved it!”
Shrimp & Broccoli Cavatappi: Crisp broccoli and grilled,
black pepper-seasoned shrimp top cavatappi pasta and are tossed in a
light, Parmesan-blend cream sauce. Parmesan blend and lemon add a
fresh, finishing touch to this light but filling dish.
Guest feedback during testing included “perfect mix of vegetable, protein and carbs,” and “unique blend of pasta, sauce and shrimp was a great combination.”
Savory Cedar Salmon: Grilled cedar-seasoned salmon is topped
with artichoke spread and placed on a bed of fresh vegetables and
steamed potatoes. With folic acid, vitamins A, C and K, this dish has
Guest feedback during testing included “great flavor,” “artichoke sauce was wonderful,” and “I loved the smoky flavor.”
The new Pub Diet menu pairs well with cold beer, or the SkinnyBee™ Pomegranate ‘Rita. Made with Sauza Hornitos Reposado 100% Blue Agave tequila and around just 130 calories, the SkinnyBee Pomegranate ‘Rita won’t break Guests’ resolutions before they begin.
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