Thursday, May 24, 2007

Soulless food

Call me soulless. Call me unrefined. You can even call me mindless.

But here's the reason I love getting food from places like Applebee's, which is believed to be the largest chain of casual-dining restaurants in the country:

Last night, after an unusually long work day, I found myself hungry and wanting to chow down in front of my TV at about 10:20 p.m. Well, that doesn't leave many options for anyone who lives in the Shreveport-Bossier area, does it?

So, I put in a to-go order from the Applebee's on Airline Drive and got to the restaurant within a few minutes. My food was already waiting on me. Since I eat from there so often, I didn't even bother to check the to-go bag.

Well, I got home and realized they totally got my order wrong. I'm on a bit of a health kick, so imagine my disdain when I opened up the container and saw some sort of breaded chicken, cheese and lettuce in a soft tortilla wrap. There was Thousand Island dressing on the side.

But I was too hungry to worry about all that. Within minutes, the container was empty and I was full.

That's the point: I have no idea what dish I ordered from Applebee's. I've never ordered it before. I probably won't order it again. But it was good and reasonably priced. And I didn't even ask for it.

That's a great restaurant, if you ask me.

4 comments:

Adam Kealoha Causey said...

Oh, Joel. Anything tastes good when we're really hungry.

shanebevel said...

Whatever part of your soul that you didn't give up by living in Bossier... you just threw out the window... I am sorry for your loss.

Joel Anderson said...

Adam, you're wrong. I can think of at least one place that I ate at recently when I was hungry and the only thing good about the ordeal was when I left.

Shane, you'll be disappointed to know that my soul has found peace in north Bossier. Even if I ultimately move away (and, at some point, I'm sure I will), I'll never really leave.

Jessica said...

Go local!