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The new Neighborhood Pastas limited time menu also includes a signature breadstick.

Applebee's Launches New Neighborhood Pastas and Signature Breadsticks

October 08, 2018 Industry News

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants nationwide are introducing four new Neighborhood Pastas. Applebee's new pastas start at only $11.99 and packed with hometown inspired flavors and ingredients like sliced prime rib, savory tomato meat sauce, and zesty Cajun sauce.

Plus, each Neighborhood Pasta comes with Applebee's new Signature Breadstick, brushed with real butter, garlic and parsley to create a sauce-dipping treat. One of Olive Garden's classic menu staples is endless breadsticks.

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The bowls are available now only at Applebee's. The new Neighborhood Pastas limited time menu includes:

  • New: Chef Bulgarelli's Stuffed Rigatoni and Tomato Meat Sauce—Ricotta and Romano cheese-stuffed rigatoni tossed in a savory tomato-basil ground beef sauce with bruschetta tomatoes. Topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses then baked until light golden brown. Served with a sprinkle of parsley.
  • New: Creamy Penne Pasta with Sliced Prime Rib—Penne pasta and tender, thinly sliced prime rib tossed in a hearty Parmesan cream mushroom sauce with sundried tomato. Finished with shaved Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of parsley.
  • New: Cajun Pasta with Blackened Chicken or Shrimp—Creamy, zesty Cajun sauce over penne pasta, roasted poblano peppers, red bell peppers and sautéed mushrooms. Topped with choice of blackened chicken or shrimp and a sprinkle of parsley.
  • Classic Broccoli Chicken Alfredo—A neighborhood favorite. Grilled chicken is served warm on a bed of fettuccine pasta tossed with broccoli and rich Alfredo sauce topped with Parmesan cheese. Also available with shrimp.
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Applebee's same-store sales increased 5.7 percent in the second quarter.

"Our new Neighborhood Pastas are indulgent and packed full of flavor," says Chef Stephen Bulgarelli, vice president and chief culinary officer at Applebee's and Culinary Institute of America alumnus. "I grew up sharing a kitchen with my Italian-American grandmother, and we loved exploring new recipes for traditional pastas. My namesake Stuffed Rigatoni and Tomato Meat Sauce is an homage to my childhood and a new take on baked ziti with Ricotta and Romano cheese stuffed rigatoni topped with delicious Mozzarella and Parmesan."

On November 3, Applebee's will celebrate its new Neighborhood Pastas by helping people fuel up for one of the biggest marathons in the world at the home of the biggest Applebee's restaurant in the world, right in the heart of New York City. At Applebee's Pastathon, registered runners and their guests who snag a reservation can come to the Applebee's at 205 W. 50 St in New York City and dig into a free bowl of one of the new Neighborhood Pastas, served with a Signature Breadstick, a Caesar salad and refillable drink.

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