Applebee's is a casual dining restaurant, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, and "riblets.". All Applebee's restaurants feature a bar area and serve alcoholic beverages except where prohibited.
In "N.S.A. (No Snoops Allowed)", Avery Bullock and several other CIA agents including Stan Smith prepare to head to Applebees, stylized with a logo of an apple and a bee which differs from the real chain, for lunch where he admires sassy waitress Trish. When Steve inquires about joining them while accompanying his dad for the day, his limp handshake turns off Bullock who refuses to let him join them and later pokes fun at him with Stan. After Steve and Stan take down the N.S.A. which tried to steal CIA secrets, they celebrate at Applebees where Trish reminds them that she was stiffed on the tip from the earlier visit.