January 17, 2011 10:35 ET

New Year's Resolutions Never Tasted so Good

Applebee's® Expands "Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories" Menu

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2011) - Applebee's is expanding its "Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories" menu at all Canadian restaurants. The new menu, launched January 10, 2011, features seven entrée selections, including an 8 oz. Signature Steak with Garlic Herb Shrimp and a Teriyaki Pasta with Chicken or Shrimp - making New Year's resolutions easier to keep when dining out.

"The Under 550 Calorie menu is the result of Applebee's continued efforts to provide our communities with more choices," said Brian Simowitz, regional general manager – Canada. "This offering aligns with the desire of Canadians to keep their lower-calorie resolutions intact – with flavour packed and full-portion entrees – all year round."

Complimentary sampling of the "Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories" menu is available at all Canadian Applebee's restaurants for credentialed media. Please contact us for your exclusive invitation.

About Applebee's in Canada

Applebee's Neighbourhood Grill and Bar operates 25 franchised restaurants throughout Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Find your neighbourhood Applebee's by visiting

About Applebee's

Applebee's is the world's largest casual dining chain, with approximately 2,000 locations in 49 states, 16 countries and one U.S. territory. Based in Lenexa, Kan., Applebee's takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar(R) is a DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN) brand, and is franchised and operated by Applebee's Services, Inc. and its affiliates.

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