Viral Sensation Marilyn Hagerty Had a Wonderful Experience at Applebee’s

By Mike Pomranz |

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Marilyn Hagerty is back! In case you missed the awesomeness of her first appearance online, Marilyn is the columnist who went viral in 2012 with her earnest small-town review of Olive Garden. And she has once again returned to her casual-dining roots: earlier this week, she unleashed her opinion of Applebee’s.

At this point, the 88-year-old Hagerty, who writes for the Grand Forks Herald in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is well-known for her plain-spoken style, a touching throwback to when factual accuracy was more interesting than opinionated flair (and super funny jokes!).

Needless to say, her take was pleasant and casually positive. She and a friend both enjoyed a Chicken Oriental Salad—a half size, of course. You can get a full size for $9.99, but you don’t need that. You should also know that, though Applebee’s is a good place for lunch, “later in the day, it features drinks, appetizers and dinner.” If you didn’t know, now you do.

Marilyn concluded her meal by splitting a $1.99 dessert shooter she called “just right.”

In a world of snark and sarcasm, it is always refreshing to hear from somebody enjoying the simple things in life.

[h/t Grub Street]

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