J and I still had a few bucks left on our Applebee's gift card, and I didn't feel much like cooking today, so we headed back to spend it on a late lunch.
Our waitress was attentive and friendly, the food was timely (except for our appetizer) and actually, pretty tasty. I ordered the Fiesta Lime chicken and there was no fussing or up-charging when I wanted to sub my side of rice for veggies. It was well cooked and seasoned, and the veggies were actually cooked this time. The manager was also making her rounds doing a bit of quality control, asking everyone how their meals were.
Consider this somewhat of a retraction, or as close as I'll ever get to saying the place isn't half bad. It's probably one of the better experiences I've had at Applebee's. Luckily, though, we've burned through the gift card, which means I won't have to see the inside of Shena - errrrr, Applebee's for a while.