Applebee's Files Trademark Application for 'No Tech Tuesday'

Meanwhile, the chain plans to add tablets to its tables

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Technophobes, rejoice.

Applebee's has filed a trademark application for "no tech Tuesday," which would presumably curb the use of devices at its restaurants on that day, Today reports.

This is despite the chain's plans to introduce tablets at its tables. According to a press release, Applebee's plans to install 100,000 tablets—one at every table—in more than 1,800 restaurant locations. These tablets will "enable guests to add to their orders, pay and play games from their seats," with "enhanced functionality, such as video streaming, music, additional games, social media interaction with Applebee’s active Facebook community and personal pages, sharing, gift card sales and more" expected in the next 18 months.

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