- 7 oz House Sirloin Steak
- Oriental Chicken Salad
- Chicken Tenders
- Bacon Cheeseburger
- Double Crunch shrimp
- Three-Cheese Chicken Penne
- Fiesta Lime Chicken
Each veteran is entitled to one option. Drinks, additional items, and gratuity aren't included.
Whether they served in battle during Vietnam or Operation Enduring Freedom, many of these menu items won't help them with the battle of the bulge.
The worst offenders: The Chicken Tenders Platter (1,300 calories, 77 grams of fat, and 49 grams of protein) and Double Crunch Shrimp at 1,280 calories, 70 grams of fat (I may have just had a minor heart attack re-writing these statistics), and 34 grams of protein.
The lightest option on the menu? My first guess was the Oriental Chicken Salad, and yup -- I was wrong. Stick with the 7 oz. House Sirloin, ranking in at only 240 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 37 grams of protein. Eater beware: Be cautious on what side you're selecting. Keep it light with a bowl of Chicken Tortilla soup (180 calories, 8 grams of fat) or Fried Red Potatoes (150 calories, 5 grams fat).
Will you be eating at Applebees this Veterans Day?
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