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With a new crowd-sourced menu lineup chosen by Applebee’s social fans, America’s favorite neighborhood bar and grill is searching for this season’s biggest fan.

 

Through a first-of-its-kind social integration, Applebee’s is asking the public to snap a selfie with their favorite 2 for $20 dish. Throughout the campaign, user-generated photos will be featured on CBSSports.com and fans can enter to win a trip to Phoenix, Arizona in February and $2,000.*

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Applebee’s dedication to its fans is present not only in the #FanFavoritesSweeps, but also in the latest 2 for $20 menu lineup. Last fall, more than 4,600 Applebee’s Facebook Fans responded to the question “What menu items would you like added to our 2 for $20 menu?” Applebee’s listened and is saluting Guests by placing their favorites on Applebee’s signature 2 for $20 menu. The menu allows Guests to select two full-sized entrees and a shareable appetizer for just $20.

 

“We have passionate fans who crave our food and love the incredible value of our 2 for $20 menu,” said Darin Dugan, Applebee’s Senior Vice President of Culinary and Marketing. “Our dedication to responding to our extensive Applebee’s online community with the Fan Favorites menu is one reason our Guests love the Applebee’s brand. Through the #FanFavoritesSweeps, we’re able to highlight and show our love for our fans.”

 

Starting September 29, the public can enter at www.cbssports.com/applebees for a chance to win a trip to Phoenix, Arizona in February and $2,000. Selfies uploaded on the site or tagged #FanFavoritesSweeps on Twitter or Instagram could be featured on CBSSports.com.

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The 2 for $20 Fan Favorites Menu features:

  • Grilled Chicken Wonton Tacos: Spicy chicken-stuffed wonton shells, tangy slaw, cilantro and lime. #WontonTacos
  • Quesadilla Burger: Mexi-ranch sauce, bacon, pico de gallo and shredded lettuce in a Jack and cheddar quesadilla. #QuesadillaBurger
  • Bourbon St. Chicken & Shrimp: Cajun-seasoned chicken breast, blacked shrimp, onion, mushroom, garlic, thyme and crispy red potatoes. #BourbonStChicken
  • Shrimp ‘N Parmesan Sirloin: 9 o.z. sirloin, grilled shrimp, scampi sauce, rich Italian cheeses, seasonal vegetables and the choice of mashed potatoes or baked potato. #ShrimpNParmSirloin
  • Crosscut Ribs: Tender and meaty crosscut ribs, tossed in your choice of Honey BBQ, Sweet Asian Chile or Smoky Chipotle sauce, served with BBQ-spiced fries and coleslaw. #CrosscutRibs

 

This cutting edge, social-led integration is driven by Applebee’s media Agency of Record BPN in partnership with both CBS Sports and Chute, a leader in visual marketing automation, which helps brands discover, curate and publish fan photos. This is the first time a brand has fully integrated directly onto CBS Sports.com, creating an owned microsite integrating off of the main page and aligned with a singular sport.

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*NO PURCHASE OR MOBILE DEVICE NECESSARY. Data rates may apply. Open to legal residents of the U.S., 18 & older. Promotion ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on November 2, 2014 (2:59:59 AM ET on November 3, 2014).  Prize ARV is $5,000.00. Odds of winning depend on eligible number of entries received. If you are accessing this promotion using your wireless device, data rates may apply. Void where prohibited. See official rules and details at cbssports.com/applebees.