Top Gun fans: Applebee's is giving away free appetizers and movie tickets

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To celebrate the national release of the highly anticipated summer movie Top Gun: Maverick, a local Applebee’s franchisee has announced a special promotion.

All Applebee’s restaurants in Long Island, NY; New Jersey; Florida, and Georgia will host a special, Top Gun: Maverick opening night deal. Guests who come to any Doherty -owned and -operated Applebee’s today, May 27, dressed as a Top Gun: Maverick character can ask for a free appetizer valued up to $13.49 (classic, combo, and bone-in wings are excluded from this offer).

The app special is valid only on Friday, May 27, 2022 — and only at the Doherty-owned Applebee’s restaurants listed below. Guest must mention the offer and ask for the free appetizer.

"After feeling ‘the need for speed’ at the movie theater, we’re inviting all Top Gun: Maverick fans to ’feed the need for fuel’ at one of our local Doherty-owned Applebee’s," Kurt Pahlitzsch, VP of operations for Doherty Enterprises, tells News Break. “And those who come in flight-gear, dressed-up as Maverick, Iceman, Phoenix, or any of the other film characters, will be treated to a free appetizer on us.”

Top Gun: Maverick is the long-awaited sequel to Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, which premiered in 1986. Now 36 years later, Top Gun: Maverick will debut in movie theaters nationwide on May 27.

Can't make it today? Applebee’s is also running a national promotion with Paramount Pictures to offer guests the opportunity to receive one free Fandango movie ticket when they spend $25 or more in qualifying purchases in one transaction at their local Applebee’s by dining in or ordering to-go or delivery on the Applebee’s website or mobile app. 

The offer is valid through June, 12 where tickets are priced up to $15 per ticket. Customers are eligible to receive one ticket each to see Top Gun: Maverick with every $25 purchase up to $49.99 made in one transaction at Applebee’s. Spend $50 or more and get two movie tickets. The redemption is subject to Fandango’s policies Visit for more information.

“We love Top Gun, which is why we’re urging fans to make Applebee’s a part of their Top Gun: Maverick experience,” stated Pahlitzsch. “And with these two terrific promotions, we’re making it easier than ever to ‘buzz the tower’ in the neighborhood.”

The list of Florida participating Doherty owned-and-operated Applebee’s includes: Cape Coral, Cutler Bay, Delray Beach, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Greenacres, Hialeah, Jacksonville, Margate, Naples, North Port, Okeechobee, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, St. Augustine, Tamarac, Venice, and Vero Beach.

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