Eat Up: Applebee’s Is Now Offering a Three-Course Meal Starting At $12

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

If your budget is telling you it’s time to eat cheap, you’re probably not expecting a three-course meal. But a new limited-time offer at Applebee’s delivers just that – and gives you dining choices as well.

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Here’s the rundown: Start out by choosing either a house or Caesar salad. Select an appetizer from four choices: boneless chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, spinach and artichoke dip or onion rings. The nine entrée options vary by location and price, but include three-cheese chicken penne with a breadstick, cheeseburger and fries, and shrimp won-ton stir-fry.

"While much of our menu is designed to be shared, we know sometimes you just want it all to yourself,” Applebee’s chief marketing officer Joel Yashinsky said in a statement. "At Applebee's we pride ourselves on great tasting food that you love and making sure it is at a price that you value."

Add a 10-ounce draft beer to your meal for just $2 when you order Samuel Adams OctoberFest, which is Applebee’s Neighborhood Drink of the Month for September. (Yes, a beer called OctoberFest is the September beer special.)

Meals are also available for takeout using Applebee’s online ordering.

Applebee's did not immediately comment on how long the meal deal would run, but it is for a limited time only.

If you don’t want to save money on meals – maybe you’ve just won the lottery or come into an inheritance – you can check out this gallery of America’s most expensive burgers.