Famous Restaurant Recipes
As a self proclaimed expert and amateur food critic (that just means I love to eat) … who frequents our great American restaurants, I can tell you I love to eat at America’s best restaurants and I am always on the lookout for famous restaurant recipes on the Internet and from my friends.
From Applebees Recipes to Olive Garden Recipes, and from the Cheesecake Factory recipes to yes… I’m gonna say it… the Coleslaw KFC Recipe, my culinary culture encompasses all of them, depending on my mood at the time. Can you tell why I’m always on the lookout for Famous Restaurant Recipes ?
The restaurant business in America is huge. As a matter of fact the California market for restaurant sales, which is where I live is $58 Billion / Year and is expected to continue to grow significantly over the next 10 years. Check out my page About America’s Restaurants to check out the Industry size and outlook in your State. Also, if you are interested here is a link to the National Restaurant Association for National Restaurant Information.
When I was younger I was a Cook at an Italian Restaurant. I coveted those Italian food recipes because the food was so great. When I left I made copies of the recipes, figured out how to downsize the portions, and have used them ever since. Needless to say, whenever I come across copycat restaurant recipes I grab them and make sure they aren’t lost. Cheesecake Factory Recipes, Outback Recipes, Applebees Recipes or even the great Red Lobster Recipes, when I come across famous recipes from a restaurant I hold on to them like gold.
As part of my recipe stash I have been fortunate to come across the Recipe Secrets collection. The hundreds of Famous Restaurant Recipes in that collection have revitalized my joy of cooking. If you love to cook, or if you want to impress your friends or family at an upcoming get together you should check them out.
If your like me, you will treasure them also and make them part of your daily or weekly plan for you and your family. Enjoy !
On their website they say “There’s No Place Like The Neighborhood”. I have to say Applebees Recipes, along with the Olive Garden Recipes, are some of Tami and I’s most commonly used Famous Restaurant Recipes in our arsenal of copycat restaurant recipes. Applebees has some of the best customer service I have seen and I like their laid back, sports bar type atmosphere with a Family / Monday Night Football feel to it. I know its lame but I get the same thing every time I go there. That’s not unique to Applebees Recipes and Dishes, I do the same thing with Olive Garden Recipes and Dishes. I think I go once or twice to a great restaurant and find something I like and I just don’t venture out to try anything different once I find what I like. I personally like their Classic Patty Melt. I make that at home (Yes I have the Recipe) at least once a month for Tami and I – it is definitely a favorite.
Applebees Recipes have their roots in Atlanta, GA. In 1980, Bill and TJ Palmer opened up the first restaurant. It wasn’t a restaurant really then, it was a boutique food shop. It wasn’t until Bill and TJ coined the name and the idea and sold it to The Grace company that what we now know as Applebees because reality through franchising. Bill opened the first franchise in 1985. The Applebees franchise grew like wild fire because the food and service are great, and it definitely boasts some of America’s best Famous Restaurant Recipes. Applebees opened it’s 1500 store in 2002 and has been growing ever since.
Applebees Recipes sport the types of food we Americans have come to love, yep even along with the great Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe and the Coleslaw KFC recipe, both of which Tami and I enjoy a lot (My Brother In Law’s Favorites) and are some of our favorite Famous Restaurant Recipes. If you choose to take up your apron and cook some of these recipes, this link to Wikipedia Herbs and Spices can be a great resource for you. Learn how to cook…
Italian food recipes especially the Olive Garden Recipes are some of my favorite famous restaurant recipes, along with Applebees Recipes. I love the atmosphere of the Olive Garden. Whenever I walk into that Pasta Primo restaurant the song “Old Napoli” by Dean Martin song pops into my head. Needless to say when I am looking for easy cooking recipes the Italian food Recipes from Olive Garden top my list. Btw if you to find one of their restaurants here is the link to the Olive Garden website.
I definitely have a weakness for good pasta. I think Olive Garden was the first restaurant I convinced my wife to try to dip her pre-dinner bread into olive oil and herbs. It wasn’t the last. If we go to an Italian restaurant now we expect to be able to have that treat. As a guy who loves to eat and cook, I am always on the lookout for dinner party recipes, Italian food recipes, easy appetizer recipes, and easy cooking recipes, especially if they are Famous Restaurant Recipes. I totally enjoy having my friends or family over and to their delight, when they chomp into something I have created, they look up at me and say something like… hey that tastes like something from the Applebees Recipes, or the Olive Garden Recipes, or from Outback, or Red Lobster, or sometimes I even pull out my Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe. Everyone really gets a kick out of that.
Here is a tidbit of information for you on the history of Olive Garden. The restaurant was originally opened in 1982 in Orlando, FL under the name of The Green Frog. When I learned that i thought it was hilarious because I remember when I was in Navy bootcamp in Orlando in 1983 I went to The Green Frog. I actually remember it being a Mexican food restaurant, but obviously my memory is off base – no pun intended for those Military people. Anyway back to Italian food Olive Garden Recipes. I have the ebook of the recipes and I use it all the time. Olive Garden, KFC, Outback, and of course I also get the Applebees Recipes. I highly recommend it if you like to cook now, or if you don’t cook very often but want to shock your friends or family, get it and learn some famous restaurant recipes.
As you many know already some of my favorite recipes are the Applebees Recipes, but one of my Brother In Law’s favorite famous restaurant recipes is Colonel Sander’s Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe, and of course is also one of the most famous fast food recipes in the United States, or around the world for that matter. Kentucky Fried Chicken, or also known as KFC, was founded in 1952 by Colonel Harland Sanders. The roots of his famous Kentucky fried chicken recipe go back to the beginning of the Great Depression. You see, Sanders owned a small gas station in North Corbin, Kentucky, and in 1930 he began selling fried chicken he fried in a pan. Over the next few years, he perfected his recipe, which is now known as the KFC secret recipe, and began cooking in a deep fry cooker so he could make a lot more chicken to meet the demand from his customers. This recipe is one of the most Famous Restaurant Recipes in the United States.
His chicken is so good and had become so popular that by 1936 he had coined his dining area at his gas station as Sander’s Court & Cafe and had 142 seats available to the public. That same year he was also awarded the title of “Kentucky Colonel”, which was an honorary title given to him by then Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon. In 1940, the Colonel wrote down What is now know as the Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe and it became a company trade secret. But of course by the magic of reverse engineering and testing, people have been able to match the combination of 11 herbs and spices and publish the recipe. You might find it interesting that in addition to his classic chicken recipe, the company’s Coleslaw KFC recipe is highly coveted also. But no matter, I found both of them, use them for family get-togethers, and you can too…
America’s Secret Recipes has figured out the Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe and have done an awesome job compiling many other famous restaurant recipes, including Olive Garden Recipes and Applebees Recipes. For the KFC secret recipe…