Friday, May 18, 2007

Eating trans-fat-free in the neighborhood: Applebee's changes frying oil

By Ann Bagel Storck on 5/18/2007 for

Joining a growing list of restaurants, Applebee's International on Thursday announced it is no longer using trans-fat-free frying oil at its more than 1,800 domestic locations.

Applebee's says the new oil does not compromise the taste, texture or quality of its food. In fact, CEO Dave Goebel expressed in a statement that "in some cases, the oil even enhances the flavor of the menu item."

Applebee's plans to replace its pan and grill oil with a trans-fat-free substitute over the next few weeks and is working with suppliers to remove trans fat from processed foods, such as appetizers.

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