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2013-12-30 01:02:54 PM
"premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.
 
2013-12-30 02:24:16 PM
The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.
 
2013-12-30 02:29:10 PM

Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.


I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.
 
2013-12-30 02:36:26 PM
i1.ytimg.com

We brought you to the best place in town.
Inside are the most pathetic people in the city with nothing to live for.
It's like Applebee's, with a bar.
Oh, wait, Applebee's has a bar.
It's like Applebee's.
 
2013-12-30 02:55:55 PM
Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.
 
2013-12-30 03:12:54 PM

DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.


That moose on the wall wearing sunglasses and a sombrero isn't going to sleep with you, dude.
 
2013-12-30 03:21:33 PM

DanZero: Applebee's, that hallowed staple of affordable, family-friendly, no-headaches American dining, is converting its Times Square location

Non story. Should bring in the chain restaurant haters, which is nearly all of Fark.


That just makes it worse.
 
2013-12-30 03:31:35 PM

BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.


THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!
 
2013-12-30 03:35:48 PM
Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE
 
2013-12-30 03:58:27 PM
I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.
 
2013-12-30 03:59:39 PM
And then there's the fact that you'd be in the middle of over a million people trying to get to the subway.  No thanks!  The gf and I are staying in Astoria and having dinner at our favorite restaurant, just three blocks from home (and at less than half the cost).

/my birthday is New Year's Day too
//double celebration
 
2013-12-30 04:00:27 PM

Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!


I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants.
 
2013-12-30 04:01:11 PM

Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.


The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.
 
2013-12-30 04:01:26 PM
How about we go get kicked out of an Applebee's?

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2013-12-30 04:01:40 PM
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/too obscure/subtle?
 
2013-12-30 04:02:02 PM
This surprises me so much! I mean, who would have thought that times square even had an Applebee's.
 
2013-12-30 04:03:10 PM

BizarreMan: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


You don't have kids, do you?
 
2013-12-30 04:03:29 PM
Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)
 
2013-12-30 04:03:31 PM
From the Comments section:
sallyedelstein 4 hours ago

From Applebees to the Waldorf Astoria on New Years Eve....how times have changed.
Growing up I felt like Cinderella permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch along with millions of TV viewers as Guy Lombardo and his Canadian Mounties rang in the New Year broadcasting live from the glamorous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC.

The epitome of high-bred good taste, the New Year extravaganza was telecast live from the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel located on fashionable Park Avenue, where New York's glamorous high society would welcome in the new year. For one night only, I too would be a part of "those who know life's more sophisticated pleasures."

Earth to Sally.  Earth to Sally.
 
2013-12-30 04:04:01 PM

Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.


Olive Garden and Red Lobster always have disclaimers on tv that say prices higher in times square and Hawaii
 
2013-12-30 04:04:37 PM

BizarreMan: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


I wonder if they lie about where they ate when they go home? "ohh yeah, we went to this little hole in the all the concierge recommended, it was sooooo good!"
 
2013-12-30 04:06:37 PM

MFAWG: Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!

I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at 11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants kidney.


FTFY
 
2013-12-30 04:07:35 PM

ElwoodCuse: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

Olive Garden and Red Lobster always have disclaimers on tv that say prices higher in times square and Hawaii


There is an Olive Garden and Red Lobster in Times Square???
 
2013-12-30 04:07:56 PM

Cajnik: Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE


Easy now.  These are my parents and all of us kids saved up all year to finance this bucket list trip for them.  We even went so far as to get them  all new smallclothes from Mr. Haney when he came by in his wagon.  Mom's pretty excited as she hasn't been on the Greyhound bus since Uncle Lester moved back from Capital City 10 years back.  Dad's been practicing all of his uppity high falooting city slicker moves and can't wait to ride on them moving stairs - Mom's hoping he doesn't spend too much time on them as she wants to make sure that they get a good booth at Applebees.  The town newspaper man even stopped  by to interview Mom and Dad and wants them to send a postcard back so that he can update the town folk.  We haven't had this much excitement around these parts since Ms. Helen's pet pig gave birth indoors.
 
2013-12-30 04:09:29 PM

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


They just closed something like 9 of them here in Northern Illinois (Chicago burbs), due to bankruptcy. Don't think they are maintaining that business model very well, or actually being that successful.
 
2013-12-30 04:10:51 PM

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


I assume you work for Applebee's.
 
2013-12-30 04:11:50 PM

I Like Shiny Things: Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


So when people from out of town visit, do you take them to Applebee's to impress them? Since I assume you can afford it.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:24 PM

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it


Bwhahahahaahahaha no.

I can afford better places.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:36 PM
For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

i.imgur.com


What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.
 
2013-12-30 04:12:37 PM

Prey4reign: MFAWG: Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!

I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at 11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants kidney.

FTFY


Whynotboth.jpeg?
 
2013-12-30 04:13:51 PM

QueenMamaBee: I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)

I assume you work for Applebee's.


he's their director of marketing, trolling fark threads is the best idea he has come up with so far.
 
2013-12-30 04:14:09 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.


No kidding.  It's not exactly the Applebee's off I-10 5 miles outside Bumfark, TX on a random Monday night.  You get food, booze, and you're in Time Square for the new year.
 
2013-12-30 04:14:29 PM

BizarreMan: The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


Why would anyone be comfortable with Crapplebees?
 
2013-12-30 04:15:57 PM

I Like Shiny Things: Applebees actually has very good business model, delivering quality food for their target market while nailing the hell out of their price points.

Farkers love to complain about it because:

1: they can't afford it
2. they have to leave the house for it
3. It is successful. (ask your WOW friends what that word means, but not during a raid!)


You started off strong, then yougot greedy and it went off the rails
2/10
 
2013-12-30 04:16:01 PM
Needs to be followed up.  I want to see pics of this.  Just looking at them in the comfort of my home would be enough to feel awkward.
 
2013-12-30 04:16:59 PM
Please tell me they set up port-a-pottys somewhere.
 
2013-12-30 04:17:51 PM

farm machine: Cajnik: Applebees in Time's Square? So you'll be rubbing shoulders with such A-listers as Lyle and Gertrude from Podunk, NE

Easy now.  These are my parents and all of us kids saved up all year to finance this bucket list trip for them.  We even went so far as to get them  all new smallclothes from Mr. Haney when he came by in his wagon.  Mom's pretty excited as she hasn't been on the Greyhound bus since Uncle Lester moved back from Capital City 10 years back.  Dad's been practicing all of his uppity high falooting city slicker moves and can't wait to ride on them moving stairs - Mom's hoping he doesn't spend too much time on them as she wants to make sure that they get a good booth at Applebees.  The town newspaper man even stopped  by to interview Mom and Dad and wants them to send a postcard back so that he can update the town folk.  We haven't had this much excitement around these parts since Ms. Helen's pet pig gave birth indoors.


www.raywenderlich.com
 
2013-12-30 04:18:10 PM
You can order something "grilled".
 
2013-12-30 04:18:27 PM

MFAWG: Diogenes: BizarreMan: Sybarite: The party runs from 8 p.m. to midnight

So you're saying I'm going to have to drink fast.

I wondered about that.  Shouldn't it run till at least 1am?  When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.

THREE!  TWO!  ONE!  NOW GTFO!

I think the idea is that you stagger out into the square at11.59 to watch the ball drop live, and then wake up in New Jersey Thursday morning without your pants.


Pffft.  Tourists on amateur night.  Like I need an excuse for that.
 
2013-12-30 04:20:23 PM

BizarreMan: I wondered about that. Shouldn't it run till at least 1am? When they turn up the lights and announce last call before the ball drops, you know you've got a crappy party.


A few years ago I was at a bowling alley with some friends and they were advertising their upcoming New Year's Eve party.   The hours for the party were listed as 7pm to 10pm.
 
2013-12-30 04:21:10 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: For a cool $375, you can buy your way into the party, which, according to an Applebee's spokesperson, will include "a ton of food" prepared by "some fairly sophisticated culinary people,"

[i.imgur.com image 400x534]

What a fairly sophisticated Applebee's culinary person may look like.



Actually he has his own restaurant now:  http://www.balldrop.com/  ($75/person)
 
2013-12-30 04:21:44 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.


No joke.  Subby's snob is showing.
 
2013-12-30 04:24:01 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.


Does it include the hostess rental?
 
2013-12-30 04:24:14 PM

BizarreMan: Headso: I always thought it was weird how these chain restaurants can exist at time square, the rent must be insanely high and then you'd figure tourists would be ashamed to eat there knowing NY is supposed to be a food mecca.

The problem is there are too many tourist idiots who would rather eat at a place they consider to be classy that they are comfortable with, than try some place new.


I don't do it for every meal, but when I go on vacation, I tend to eat at least a couple times at a familiar place just so I know I'll have a predictable meal. I ate at a McDonald's in Playa del Carmen once. I also had a fried octopus thing at a smaller place in downtown Cozumel that the cabbie recommended. I would totally eat at the Applebees in NYC if I was there for a week.
 
2013-12-30 04:24:20 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'd do it.


So would I but I would eat somewhere else first.
 
2013-12-30 04:25:10 PM

Headso: tourists would be ashamed


If there's one thing I've learned from living most of my life in the DC area, it's that cars with two- or three-digit DC license plates tend to be driven by assholes.

If there's a second thing, though, it's that tourists have no shame.
 
2013-12-30 04:25:42 PM

GORDON: The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.


I'd do it.

No joke.  Subby's snob is showing.


Yeah, you'd have to be an idiot not to shell out $375 to spend New Years at a chain restaurant that closes at midnight.
 
2013-12-30 04:25:48 PM

GORDON: The Stealth Hippopotamus: "premium" open bar

On New Years Eve in Times Square?!? Plus food?! Only $375.

I'd do it.

No joke.  Subby's snob is showing.


Well, it's Applebee's food, right? So you're talking $20 worth of mediocre and good luck drinking $375 worth of booze in four hours (I'm sure some of you could, go nuts!)

As an old guy who thinks everyone who lives in NYC is insane, I say "hell no". I'll probably be spending about $40 tops for new years with the wife and a few friends. I'd consider $375 if sex with supermodels was included.
 
2013-12-30 04:26:20 PM

jonny_q: I don't do it for every meal, but when I go on vacation, I tend to eat at least a couple times at a familiar place just so I know I'll have a predictable meal. I ate at a McDonald's in Playa del Carmen once. I also had a fried octopus thing at a smaller place in downtown Cozumel that the cabbie recommended. I would totally eat at the Applebees in NYC if I was there for a week.


We hit McDonalds in Tokyo once.  But it was have six days of gorging ourselves on the local food.  Sometimes you just need something familiar.
 
2013-12-30 04:26:42 PM
My coworkers gave me a gift certificate for Applebees for my birthday.  They lady who bought is incensed that I still have not used it yet.
 
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