It’s been three years since Applebee’s first introduced its Under 550 Calories meals and eight years since Weight Watchers entrees became part of the menu. Now, the emphasis is on healthier choices for kids. Applebee’s has joined Kids LiveWell, a program that helps parents and kids make more healthful menu selections when eating out.
Kids LiveWell items must meet qualifying nutritional standards from leading health organizations, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Applebee’s Kids LiveWell-endorsed entrée is a grilled chicken sandwich with steamed broccoli and 1 percent milk or apple juice—or kids can chose to have a side of applesauce.
“Not only that, with every kids meal ordered in our Long Island restaurants, we bring a healthful appetizer to the table,” says Marc Prince, Director of Operations for Applebee’s LI. “We serve carrots and celery with dressing as dip. It’s fun and it promotes healthier eating.
Kids Eat Free on July 4th
To commemorate Independence Day, Applebee’s restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk, including Patchogue, are inviting kids and their families to come celebrate in the neighborhood—and they are offering free kids meals all day long. Families who dine at Applebee’s anytime on Wednesday, July 4 will receive up to two free Kids’ Meals with each adult entrée purchased. The free meals are valid for children ages 12 and under, dine-in only, on any Applebee’s Kids’ Menu entrée, including the grilled chicken sandwich.
To locate the Applebee’s restaurant nearest you, visit www.applebees.com. The “free meals for kids” offer is valid at all participating Applebee's restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk, including Patchogue, on Wednesday, July 4th.