Carside to Go - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Exploring the bright and eye-catching neon signs on display in the American Treasure Tour's Toy Box, today we would like to talk about the familiar-to-many "Carside to Go" sign.  Any fans of the Applebee's restaurant chain has likely either ordered their take-out or seen the parking spots right next to the entrance, gotten excited, then realized they couldn't park there because they're reserved for "Carside to Go."

T.J. Applebee's Rx for Edibles and Elixirs was established in the town of Decatur, Georgia in 1980 by Bill and T.J. Palmer.  It did well and franchised quickly, prior to the Palmers selling it.  When it evolved into Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, a place for family dining and friends to drink, it practically exploded on the scene.  There are now well over 2,000 restaurants across the country and internationally, and many of them offer "Carside to Go" service, takeout meals.  They began this service in 2004, the same year they provided Weight Watchers menus.  Applebee's continues to grow to this day!