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Who shops Red Lobster, Applebees, and Ruby Tuesday?
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I'd like to contact the companies with contracts with these local restaurants. Does anyone know who they are?
June 22, 2011 10:18PM
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Of course the problem with your question is that if we know, we can't tell you because we would be violating our Independent Contractor Agreements. But I believe of the three only Applebees is currently being shopped.
June 22, 2011 10:22PM
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Did Applebees move? Haven't seen 'em in awhile... but I never liked to do them because of the company they were with.
June 23, 2011 10:09AM
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mmm i would be interested in this information as well... because red lobster is a part of the same company that owns olive garden as well... not too big on the red lobster... but very interested in olive garden...

shopping north west PA and south west ny
June 23, 2011 07:54PM
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Haven't seen OG shopped in a while either.
June 23, 2011 09:19PM
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now that i think about it the same company owns longhorn as well... weird that one would be shopped and one wouldnt be... must be a franchise thing...

darden... thats the company... they own rl, og, longhorn, capital grille, bahama breeze and season 52...

shopping north west PA and south west ny



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/25/2011 09:24PM by cooldude581.
June 25, 2011 09:19PM
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I shop Applebee's usually several times a month. I cannot tell you who the company is, though. Just keep looking!

Carol
June 26, 2011 04:07AM
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The MSC that controls the Longhorn Steakhouse has said that there are no more shops being done this year. Maybe after the 1st of the yearand this MSC doesn't list Red Lobster,Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays or any of the others listed. I can't and won't say the msc or who else they shop for.
June 27, 2011 11:55AM
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Longhorn/Fridays is shopped by one company, the rotation is every 6 months. Applebee's is shopped by another MSC but only certain ones, not all of them. I think another MSC shops the others. Never seen a MSC so far for Olive garden or REd lobster...Just keep looking, sometimes you find them when you are not looking. Try Volition, Jobslinger or MSPA job boards
August 11, 2011 07:28PM
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It is only certain ones of the Fridays as well.
August 11, 2011 08:43PM
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The only Fridays ones I have seen are a full restaurant eval with an alcohol age compliance. Now that my oldest is of age maybe I could pick one of those up, but haven't seen a local one.
August 11, 2011 09:22PM
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I have done Fridays,(4 month rotation), no alcohol, strickly dining...however, they've put it to rest for the rest of the year. Applebee's is no longer shopped here, but I just got an invite to do Elephant Bar (in my town), it is a bar audit and I love their appetizers, love making a meal of them. Have not seen OG shopped.

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
August 11, 2011 09:37PM
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The numerous Applebees locations in NYC and the adjoining areas north are owned by one franchisee, AppleMetro, they are not shopped. MSC sales reps take note!!!
The owner is always written up in the local business newspapers.

I used to see NJ Applebees shopped and listed under the name Doherty for reasons unknown. Is that the franchise owner's company name perhaps??? Not sure if they are still shopped or not...
August 11, 2011 10:46PM
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I'd like to get into dining shops, however they always require someone to go with you, and I can never find anyone. I wish more dining shops gave you the option of doing them solo (given that you sit at the bar to eat the meal).
August 12, 2011 10:37AM
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They are not being done for the rest of the year...got an email from MSC as I did Fridays regulary (4 month rotation). Haven't been done since Feb. That was one of the best companies to work for. I did lunch and dinner, no age compliance.
Shelly Wrote:
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> The only Fridays ones I have seen are a full
> restaurant eval with an alcohol age compliance.
> Now that my oldest is of age maybe I could pick
> one of those up, but haven't seen a local one.

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
August 12, 2011 11:28AM
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