If we could, we'd eat chicken tenders all day, every day. And at Applebee's — for a limited time — you actually can.
Applebee's is taking a break from its massively popular $1 cocktail specials and introducing a deal near and dear to our chicken-loving hearts: all-you-can-eat chicken tenders. And did we mention it'll only cost you $12.99?
The unlimited chicken tenders deal is back for a limited time (they also did this back in January, by the way) and comes with a side of coleslaw and — taking a cue from burger restaurant chain Red Robin — bottomless classic fries. But wait; let's say you can't possibly put away a third or fourth basket of chicken tenders and fries. That's OK, because the deal also includes riblets. Yes, you can switch from chicken tenders to all-you-can-eat sticky, tender riblets slathered in your choice of either honey-barbecue or spicy Texas barbecue sauce.
"Our signature Applebee's riblets have long been a menu favorite, and we're excited to bring them back to our guests with an all you can eat offering that also includes our delicious and satisfying crispy chicken tenders and honey mustard dipping sauce," said Joel Yashinsky, chief marketing officer at Applebee's, in a press release. "The best part about this deal is that seconds are guaranteed, thirds and fourths are too. Just order, eat and repeat and repeat again."
But wait, here's the catch… Oh, hold on. There isn't one? You mean to tell us this deal is available everywhere and involves no gimmicks?! Well look at that.
While you're get your tender or riblet fix, Applebee's does kindly ask you to pull out your phone and let them know via hashtag which team you're on: #TeamTender or #TeamRiblets. (Of course, this isn't required of you to enjoy your unlimited tenders or riblets.) Use one of the two aforementioned hashtags along with #Sweeps or #Sweepstakes, on Twitter or Instagram, and you'll enter yourself into a national sweepstakes, which runs until July 31. Twenty lucky winners will receive a year's worth of free riblets or chicken tenders and some Applebee's swag.
Applebee's wrangled in professional football players — and brothers — Chris Long and Kyle Long as part of the sweepstakes. Chris represents #TeamTenders and Kyle leads #TeamRiblets. Their goals is to build their team rosters with 20 superfans — aka the winners.
"We've been going at it since we were kids, and we're always up for a little friendly competition, on and off the field," said Chris Long, professional football player and spokesperson for Applebee's, in the release. "When Kyle and I were growing up, we always went to Applebee's after games with our Dad. It was perfect for filling us up, and Riblets and Chicken Tenders have always been two of our favorite things on the menu."