May 29, 2013

News: Applebee's - 2013 Featured Summer Menu

Applebee's is featuring two new dishes for their "Fresh Flavors of the Summer" menu. The two new dishes are Blackened Sirloin & Garlicky Green Beans and Margarita Queso Chicken & Shrimp. Applebee is also offering new Lunch Combos starting at $6.99 each.

Blackened Sirloin & Garlicky Green Beans features a 7-oz sirloin steak rubbed with blackened seasoning and basted lime butter, served crispy red potatoes tossed in a tomato pesto sauce. Garlicky green beans and chunky Roma pepper relish rounds out the dish.

Nutritional Info - Applebee's Blackened Sirloin & Garlicky Green Beans
Calories - 770 (from Fat - 440)
Fat - 49g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 2090mg
Carbs - 43g
Protein - 46g

Margarita Queso Chicken & Shrimp comes with chipotle lime shrimp and cilantro lime-glazed, grilled chicken over Mexican rice, white queso, corn, and black beans. It's then garnished with fresh avocado, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

Nutritional Info - Applebee's Margarita Queso Chicken & Shrimp
Calories - 1030 (from Fat - 440)
Fat - 49g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 4490mg
Carbs - 79g
Protein - 73g

Also available as part of the menu is the new Green Goddess Wedge Salad made with a wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with bacon, pecans, bleu cheese, and an herby "green goddess" dressing.

Nutritional Info - Applebee's Green Goddess Wedge Salad
Calories - 560 (from Fat - 480)
Fat - 53g (Saturated Fat - 11g)
Sodium - 1290mg
Carbs - 12g
Protein - 9g

The "Fresh Flavors of the Summer" menu also includes standard menu items like California Shrimp Salad, Lemon Shrimp Fettuccini, and Green Bean Crispers. Menu items feature seasonal ingredients like avocados, artichokes, green beans, tomatoes, and bibb lettuce.

The new Lunch Combos range from $6.99 to $8.99 and are available Mondays through Saturday until 3pm. The combo deal features four new sandwiches among its selection pool (each combo comes a choice of two items from a selection of various soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees):

The Classic Turkey Breast Sandwich comes with slices of slow-cooked turkey breast, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and smoky mayo on a toasted ciabatta bun.

Nutritional Info - Applebee's Classic Turkey Breast Sandwich
Calories - 560 (from Fat - 270)
Fat - 30g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 920mg
Carbs - 41g
Protein - 31g

The American BLT Sandwich features six slices of Applewood-smoked bacon, melted American cheese, smoky mayo, iceberg lettuce, and tomatoes on toasted Tuscan bread.

Nutritional Info - Applebee's American BLT Sandwich
Calories - 1030 (from Fat - 680)
Fat - 75g (Saturated Fat - 22g)
Sodium - 2430mg
Carbs - 52g
Protein - 35g

The Four Cheese Grille Sandwich consists of melted sharp cheddar, aged white cheddar, Asiago, and Parmesan cheeses, on toasted Tuscan bread, with a bowl of tomato basil soup on the side.

Nutritional Info - Applebee's Four Cheese Grille Sandwich
Calories - 1000 (from Fat - 570)
Fat - 63g (Saturated Fat - 30g)
Sodium - 2960mg
Carbs - 71g
Protein - 38g

The Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich is filled with sliced, slow-cooked turkey breast, sliced avocado, Jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, and green goddess dressing, on ciabatta bread.

Nutritional Info - Applebee's Classic Turkey Breast Sandwich
Calories - 950 (from Fat - 580)
Fat - 64g (Saturated Fat - 15g)
Sodium - 1640mg
Carbs - 49g
Protein - 47g

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