With 'Huge Flavor' Comes Huge Portions


While this Draft FCB Interactive-created site for Applebee's does a great job highlighting four new "Huge Flavor" dishes, the site (and every other American restaraunt site) should really be called Huge Portions since each featured dish looks like it could feed an entire family.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 3-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Online   

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Please, yes, let's all act like we're an overbearing parent concerned about their childs weight and bitch about cheap chain restaurant portions being too big.

Posted by: Jonas Cord on October 3, 2006 1:59 PM

Overbearing parent? Have you seen the size of kids these days? If you want to call it overbearing, then overbearing is a very good thing when it comes to educating kids about proper portion control and diet.

Posted by: Steve Hall on October 3, 2006 2:11 PM

I'm just saying when you do it, it seems like the "overbearing parent" who is embarassed that their daughter isn't skinny enough for the Prom.

Of course, parents should take control of their children's diets. But that's not my business, and it's not yours, and certainly not Applebee's.

Posted by: Jonas Cord on October 3, 2006 3:03 PM

Actually if they made the portions smaller (and I'm taking about all restaurants), they could charge the same price and increase their profits. And they would be able to help Americans control their weight. Sounds like a win/win situation to me.

Posted by: Some guy on October 3, 2006 5:32 PM

Wanna check out the next thing in Gourmet Pig Out food. Go to my other site at www.adhurl.com and see the new Jimmy Dean "Pancakes & Sausage on a stick" (looks like a corn dog) and the pancake has chocolate chips in it!!! I mean c'mon what kinda 300 pound 12 year old isn't gonna want seconds on those fuckers?

Posted by: George Parker on October 3, 2006 10:31 PM

I sampled the new menu recently and found the food to be at least servicable. Apparently, the Applebee's execs are hell bent on emphasizing the taste of their food rather than the size of the portions. This would explain why they're bludgeoning us over the head with an absurd tagline like "huge flavor." At one point our waitress came by and asked us, "How's everything tasting so far?" Okay, I get it! Sheesh! How about a theme menu called "huge subtlety"?

Posted by: Jason on October 31, 2006 3:47 PM