TIL the original Applebee’s location, opened in 1980 in Decatur, GA, had an old-timey drugstore theme and was named T.J. Applebee’s RX for Edibles and Elixirs.

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  1. I think it’s illegal to name or theme a restaurant after a pharmacy/Dr office now. I remember a news article some years ago about an old bar being forced to change the name it had for many decades because it’s name was still the same as when it first opened as a pharmacy

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