|In answer to our question about their calorie and other food counts for menu items, Applebee's Restaurants provided the following information:
"At this time, these are the only menu items that we have nutritional information for. Unfortunately, we do not provide information for all of our menu items for many different reasons. Our menu items vary regionally and many or many not be available in your restaurant, and it is important to know that some restaurants nationwide have changed their menus to no longer include these low-fat menu items."
On 5 June 2003, we received this note from one of our visitors. We have forwarded the note to Applebee's with the hope that they will seriously consider providing more extensive information about their menu items.
"I was disappointed to have so few items from Applebee's listed with calorie counts. As someone who is working hard to lose excess weight, I find it extremely helpful to find out this information for my food diary. I would really like to see more restaurants take advantage of the Internet to provide calorie information for those of us concerned with watching our diet."
On 17 June 2003, we received a response to the note from CC that we forwarded to Applebee's. Their guest relations coordinator advised as follows:
"Thank you for your suggestion regarding our nutritional information. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to keep a current list of all of our vendors for the 1,500+ restaurants. We have noted your suggestion and we will be checking into this issue.
Thanks again for posting our information for your customers and we wish you good luck in your weight loss."