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(Time)   Not news: Tickets for New Years Eve party selling for $375. Fark: The party is at Applebee's   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 21
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2013-12-30 03:12:54 PM  
6 votes:

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 04:07:56 PM  
4 votes:

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 03:35:48 PM  
4 votes:
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 04:13:51 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:00:27 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:57:46 PM  
2 votes:
Huh.
I'm not welcomed at Applebee's any more.

There's been...unpleasantness.
2013-12-30 04:54:22 PM  
2 votes:
Applebee's in Times Square? Reminds me of this...
cdn.niketalk.com
2013-12-30 04:39:20 PM  
2 votes:
This is right up there with the Valentine's Day candlelight dinner at Waffle House.
2013-12-30 04:12:36 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:11:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:31:35 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:15:39 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I really don't get the whole celebration for the end of the year. All it really reminds me of is that yet one more year is over and I'm another year closer to taking a dirt nap.



Yes, I'm being snarky and invoking Debby Downer. It's my job.
2013-12-30 05:15:36 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: All it really reminds me of is that yet one more year is over and I'm another year closer to taking a dirt nap.


don't you save that for your birthday?
2013-12-30 05:14:17 PM  
1 votes:
I really don't get the whole celebration for the end of the year. All it really reminds me of is that yet one more year is over and I'm another year closer to taking a dirt nap.
2013-12-30 05:05:46 PM  
1 votes:
but, it closes at midnight... did i read that right?

so, uh... what next?

/ thought about doing one of those pay lots of money for open bar and food, around here it's usually 175 per person, either tuxedo or cocktail dress, depending, and will be in a fancy schmancy hotel with views of the fireworks.  granted, it's not times-square, but... i don't know... times square on new years actually sounds miserable.  well, also, they're often open to 2am or 4am.  which is a plus..
// probably just going to walk to my neighborhood 24 hour bar.  cheap drinks, low ceilings, strange comrades.  best way to herald the new year (check your finances, have low expectations, and meet weirdos, because we're all gonna die anyways)
2013-12-30 04:55:15 PM  
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: GuyFawkes: We will be going to a four-course prix fixe meal at our favorite Italian restaurant for $105/person which includes wine pairings with each course, a champagne toast at midnight and prizes throughout the meal (we have a 10:00 seating). While it isn't cheap, it's nowhere as expensive as Times Square and the food is incredible.

Location Location Location.

Jument: 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!)

Well if you familiar with NYC at all you know that you could be shelling out big bucks for just one drink. That would 7-8 drinks at a trendy bar.


And that is complete insanity, but you won't be drinking at a trendy bar. You'll be drinking at Applebees.

Seriously, if you're drinking 7-8 drinks at $50 per drink in a single evening you're either wealthy or stupid (why not both?) Hell if you're drinking ONE drink for $50 that isn't made of unicorn tears or scotch older than you are, WTF is wrong with you?
2013-12-30 04:48:27 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Nah, he has his own shiatty Times Square restaurant.

guysamericankitchenandbar.com
2013-12-30 04:20:23 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:04:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:01:40 PM  
1 votes:
ts4.mm.bing.net

/too obscure/subtle?
2013-12-30 02:36:26 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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