Overcome Food Envy with @Applebees + #Giveaway

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I received an Applebee’s gift card to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever suffered from food envy while eating out with a spouse or friend? Most people know the feeling: you are torn between menu items and when you finally settle, you are jealous of the food that’s on your dinner companions plate. It happens to the best of us, but Applebee’s is currently trying to attack food envy so that you don’t get jealous during dinner!

The seasonal Take Two menu is currently available until at Applebee’s. Until August 26, you can choose two entrees to enjoy. The special includes some of Applebee’s customer favorites as well as new selections from the Fresh Flavors of Summer menu that you can venture out and try.

Applebees Take Two Menu

No more wishing you had chosen what your friend (or someone at another table!) had ordered. You can satisfy any craving by getting TWO main courses rather than just one. With over 60 percent of surveyors ages 18-29 admitting they suffer from food envy, you can see how this can become an issue for those that like to eat out.

I believe this could help reduce the amount of food envy that restaurant goers face since you have more choices. You no longer have to settle for one menu item! There’s enough variety on the Take Two menu to satisfy two of your cravings, no matter what you are in the mood for.

My husband and I went to Applebee’s recently to try out this new menu. Because he tends to have food envy more than I do, he gave the Take Two selections a shot, ordering the 4 ounce Blackened Sirloin and  Garlic Rosemary Chicken Pasta. He enjoyed both entrees and said he was glad he was able to make more than one choice.

Food Envy at Applebees

The Take Two menu at Applebee’s begins at $10.99 and is only available for a limited time. Be sure to visit and take advantage of selecting two entrees instead of one!

Enter to win a $50 Applebee’s Gift Card

One reader will win a $50 Applebee’s Gift Card to take advantage of the Take Two menu! The Gift Card will be sent via e-mail so you will need to print it out to take to the restaurant. Applebee’s is also randomly giving away gift cards to Instagram users (click here for details)! 



  1. Beverly Metcalf says

    I had food envy last week, when a friend and I went for lunch. He ordered a big meal and I had a salad because I’m on a diet.

  2. Josie T. says

    I had food envy when everyone at my table got a huge piece of veal shnitzel (including 2 children!) and mine was about half of their size!

  3. Mia says

    I had food envy when I ordered a sandwich that turned out to be a tiny llittle thing while someone else got a big bowl of gorgeous noodle salad!

  4. kathy dalton says

    We decided to order salads and so I ordered mine. Then my boyfriend goes and orders a bacon double cheese burger and fries and I was fit to be tied

  5. Deanna Keller says

    I went to Applebee’s after getting work done at the dentist and of course my hubby had to eat steak right in front of me and it smelled SO AWESOME!

  6. Karen Glatt says

    An Envious food moment is when I was at the Food Fair for Labor Day in my town, I got a really delicious Strawberry Shortcake when my sister showed up with a big Dilly Ice Cream Bar. I would rather have that!

  7. Karen Glatt says

    I had food envy last night when I saw Jack and the box special for hamburger and fries and a drink, and I wanted it!!

  8. Lisa R says

    I have a lot of envies now that I’m on Coumadin. It’s funny when certain things are available you don’t miss it til you can’t have them

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  9. Karen Beckett says

    I get food envy when we go out to eat & I see how good some else’s order looks (after I’ve already ordered something different). Then I say “Oh, I wish I had ordered that!”

  10. Kathie Leveson says

    everything looks good when you are waiting for your food………the worst is when the next table is enjoying a drippy, chocolately dessert

  11. Sara Duff says

    I am not getting married but I envy weddings and wedding cakes…love the taste of a good white wedding cake!

  12. Lynn says

    I’m jealous all the time… i always pick my typical dishes like pasta..and my friends get like steak and seafood.
    But i always get to pick at their dishes

  13. says

    i had one of those moments earlier this month when i was at TGIFridays. My friend ordered a shrimp dish. I don’t even like shrimp but it looked amazing

  14. Stephanie Larison says

    Trying to eat on the healthier side when everyone else at the table ordered a cookie monster, sigh! lol

  15. Kelly Nicholson says

    Tell us about your most Food Envious moment.

    i always wanted to eat at a famous restaurant but prices always stop me

  16. Debra S says

    So we went to a new Mediterranean place. I wanted to try something NEW! and different!! oh wow… so I order something called Tangine Chicken or another…. uh it was SO spicy hot I could NOT eat it. I could not. Only two bites.
    the hubby had ordered some braised beef thing………..Oh I was super envious. SUPER. and he felt sorry for me so he did share. He can eat a lot more spicy than I can.

  17. asimina kaminis says

    a food envy for me was in greece summer of 1999, we were sitting by the island of chios and we were at a restaurant close to lagada, my grandfather took us, and we ordered lobster, i have never seen lobster that big before, and that was my last summer with my grandfater, best memory ever.

  18. Wanda McHenry says

    This seems to happen quite often. When my husband and I go out to dinner I end up wanting what he ordered instead of what I got.

  19. Janice Cooper says

    When I smell neighbors barbecuing and I’m eat a home cooked meal while drooling over the smell of there food on the grill next door.

  20. Karen Glatt says

    A food envy time is when I ordered Shrimp and a baked potato, but I looked over at someone else’s dinner and I envied there Steak and mashed potatoes! I wish I had it!

  21. andie says

    I love Cheese Cappelletti from Eastside’s and I hang out the window drooling when we pass – just kidding, but close.

  22. Anonymous says

    I’m envious when someone tells me about something amazing that they ate and I stayed home and had to cook.

  23. Ashley C says

    Whenever i see someone order an item that I was considering ordering but didn’t order (if that makes sense!) I get food envy over that


  24. Doris Calvert says

    This is actually about a drink, Fanta orange pop use to have a sticker on the outside of the bottle with the cost on it, My friend and I just had our company close and it was about 34C and we were so thirsty and the Fanta said 49 cents and we pooled our change together and were short a nickel, everyone else was walking out with slurpee’s and pop. I think that was my most envious day

  25. says

    My food envious moment is people that bring donuts to work and all these sweets while I’m trying to be a good girl and deny those goodies! :)

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  26. Karen Glatt says

    I was envious today because everyone in line in front of me were getting donuts and I just got a banana! I wanted a donut really bad!

  27. Michelle C says

    I’m envious when co-workers have a better lunch than me! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  28. trisha kilpatrick says

    I’m most envious when one of my kids and myself are both trying different new dishes at a restaurant, and one of the dishes is really good while the other is just okay. Of course, it doesn’t matter which dish I ordered, my kids always get the better dish.

  29. Tari Lawson says

    While vacationing with a girlfriend we visited the island of St. Maartin. We went to a french pastry shop and picked up some decadent desserts then went to the beach to enjoy them with a nice cold coctail. It was heaven :).

  30. Jeanne says

    Everything is so good at Applebees. I don’t really have a food envious moment because I always get whatever I want regardless of what someone I am with gets!!

  31. Seyma Shabbir says

    I have it often when I eat out with hubby. We almost always end up switching foods! One time was going to Red Robins and I got a roast beef sandwhich and he got a hamburger!

  32. Mary Cloud says

    I get food envy all the time when I see what my husband ordered – luckily he let’s me sneak a bite
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  33. Jill Edwards says

    Whenever dining at a good restaurant I always want a taste of whatever the other person has ordered. Especially if it is a chocolate dessert.

  34. Margaret Smith says

    When out at a resturant, I feel most envious when someone at our table orders something that looks devine, after I receive my choice.

  35. Mya Murphy says

    haha I always get jealous over everyone’s food. I try to eat healthy so I order light, just to have someone order something fat-filled cheesy and delish!

  36. Kimberly Schotz says

    Why is it that whatever my husband orders from the Resturant always looks so much better than what I have in front of me. That is my most envious moment

  37. Toby says

    It would have to be my friend who is a foodie and always posting pix! Today was her birthday, and she posted breakie at Cora’s (the crepe) looked awesome and then a cake from DQ…torture I tell you! lol

  38. Doris Calvert says

    I was having a scope the next day and I was allowed broth and clear fluids and they ordered Apple Bee’s Artichoke/Parm dip which is the best! I was drooling!

  39. Debbie Welchert says

    My most envious moment was at Applebee’s and I ordered one of their Weight Watchers meals and everyone else at the table ordered ribs, hamburgers, etc… The Weight Watchers meal was good but I wanted the fatting food.

  40. Karen Glatt says

    My food envy moment is when the commercial comes on and the Chef is talking about Applebees new menu items and I see all the new food items and I have food envy and want to go to Applebees really bad!

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