Brand of the Day: Applebee's Earns a Glowing Review From Critic Who Loved Olive Garden

'A salad to remember'

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Marilyn Hagerty, the elderly food critic for North Dakota's Grand Forks Herald newspaper, whose earnest 2012 review of Olive Garden went viral, is back with an equally warm take on Applebee's.

While Hagerty really likes the Chicken Oriental Salad, that isn't the nicest thing she has to say about the establishment. "Applebee's is a place where customers tend to linger and chat," she writes.

Isn't it exactly the kind of image that a chain with more than 2,000 locations would want to have? Sure, lots of people will mock Hagerty's review.



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