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Whatsapplebee's: Social Media Chat That Works Only at Applebee's

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Did you ever walk into an Applebee's, enticed by the cool sexy drawl of actor (and spokesperson) John Corbett, only to find you'd love to chat with the person enjoying his Two for Twenty combo dinner?

Well, you're in luck, because everyone's favorite "neighborhood" dining chain is now home to WhatsApplebee's, a new iPhone app that allows you to chat with other patrons. Here's the kick -- it works only at Applebee's.

The app, termed "a project by Mike Lazer-Walker" is "Not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Applebee's International, Inc., or any of its subsidaries or affiliates." What it is is a seemingly legit app, downloadable on the iTunes store that does work...albeit only at your local "neighborhood" restaurant chain.

The whatsapplebees.com website states that "using our iPhone app, you can have anonymous conversations with other Applebee's patrons and brand advocates."

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The app, which is free at the Apple iTunes store, seems to be the "go-to" for lonely people who want to share a few half-priced appetizers, as evidenced by one of the reviews posted by tjay2890:

As an avid Applebee's fan, I have been looking for a way to meet like minded people at my local bees. It's ease of use and ability to connect with people that care about nothing else than the glorious establishment, Applebee's, are all I've ever looked for in an app. I'm always looking for someone to share a 2 for $20 deal! So hop on the app when you are over at the bees and lets get an appetizer sampler and enjoy the atmosphere of our neighborhood bar and grill!

Personally, we've never been so intimate with this chain that we've called it "Bees," but that's probably because we never had the chance to actually chat within its walls before.

It's worth a download before a trip to chow down on a "Sizzling Skillet" or two, but we're really looking forward to two other chain restaurant-based messaging services mentioned on the site -- T.G.I. Friendster and Olive Grindr.

Just think of all the new meanings for "all you can eat salad and breadsticks."

Follow Laine Doss on Twitter @LaineDoss and Facebook.



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