RE: Applebees chili
I believe Applebee's menu to be regionalized, if not localized.
Were they really that curt? I can understand them not giving you the recipe by E-mail. You could be chain X trying to scam the secret of their success. Do you have a restuarant request column in your local paper? We have one in Portland, and I grew up with one in KC.It sounds like there's some secret ingredient you crave that made it unique and tasty.