Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

4 Vidalia or Texas Sweet Onions
1/3 Cup Cornstarch
1 1/2 Cup Flour
2 tsp. Garlic −− minced
2 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
24 oz. Beer
Seasoned Flour:
2 Cup Flour
4 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended. Add beer,
mix well. Cut about 3/4" off top of onion and peel. Cut into onion
12 to 16 vertical wedges, but do not cut through bottom root end.
Remove about 1" of petals from center of onion. Dip onion in seasoned
flour and remove excess by shaking. Separate petals and dip in batter
to coat thoroughly. Gently place in fryer basket and deep−fry at
375 to 400 1 1/2 minutes. Turn over, and fry an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.
Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center core with circular
cutter or apple corer. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.
Creamy Chili Sauce:
1 pint Mayonnaise
1 pint Sour cream
1/2 Cup Chili sauce
1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper

Its menu includes several cuts of freshly prepared, uniquely seasoned and seared steaks, plus prime rib, barbecued ribs, pork chops, chicken, seafood and pasta. The menu is designed to have a limited number of selections to appeal to all taste preferences. The Company tests new menu items to replace slower-selling items and regularly upgrade ingredients and cooking methods. The menu also includes several specialty appetizers and desserts, together with bar service featuring Australian wine. It also offers children's menu, and certain it also offers a separate menu offering larger portions of prime beef. It feature a casual dining atmosphere with a decor suggestive of the rustic atmosphere of the Australian outback. The decor includes blond woods, large booths and tables and Australian memorabilia, such as boomerangs, surfboards, maps and flags.

McDonald's Big Mac

1 regular sized sesame seed bun
1 regular sized plain bun
2 previously frozen regular beef patties
2 tablespoons Big Mac sauce (see recipe below)
2−teaspoons reconstituted onions
1 slice real American cheese
2 hamburger pickle slices
1/4 Cup −shredded iceberg lettuce
Discard the crown half of the regular bun, retaining the heel. The cooking
method for the Big Mac is basically the same as the regular burgers, only
the bun toasting method is slightly different. In the Big Mac's case you
toast the bottom (heel) first. Do this along with the extra heel. (this will
be your middle bun.) You can use the crown (top) as the middle bun also,
just cut the rounded side off. However you will have to toast both sides of it.
Cook the two−all−beef−patties just like the regular burgers. After the bun
parts are toasted, put 1 tablespoon of "Mac sauce" on each of the
heels.(toasted side.) Then add 1/8 cup shredded lettuce to each.On the true
bottom bun, place one thin slice of American cheese on top of the lettuce.
On the extra "heel", the middle bun, place two pickle slices on top of the
lettuce. Toast the "crown" (top) of the bun also. When the meat patties are
done, place them one at a time on both prepared buns. Stack the middle bun
on top of the bottom bun, and put the crown on top.

McDonald's Big Mac Sauce
1 cup Miracle Whip
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
1/3 cup Kraft French Dressing
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all of the ingredients together mixing well. Store refrigerated
for several hours to allow flavors to blend.

McDonald's Corporation primarily franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the food service industry. The Company also operates Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill (Chipotle) and has a minority ownership interest in United Kingdom-based Pret A Manger. These restaurants serve menu in more than 100 countries around the world. McDonald's menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Big N' Tasty, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Chicken Selects, french fries, salads, milk shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, cookies, and soft drinks and other beverages. In addition, the restaurants sell a variety of other products during limited-time promotions.

McDonald's restaurants in the United States and certain international markets are open during breakfast hours and offer a full or limited-breakfast menu. Breakfast offerings may include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddles, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, hotcakes and muffins. Chipotle serves gourmet burritos, burrito bols, tacos and salads. Boston Market is a home-meal replacement concept serving chicken, meatloaf, sirloin, sandwiches, soups and salads. Pret A Manger is a quick-service food concept that serves mainly prepared and packaged cold sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees and teas mainly during breakfast and lunch. McDonald's, The Golden Arches Logo, Ronald McDonald and Big Mac are some of the trademarks owned by the Company.

Of the more than 30,000 McDonald's restaurants in over 100 countries, over 8,000 are operated by the Company, more than 18,000 are operated by franchisees/licensees and over 4,000 are operated by affiliates. The Company, its franchisees/licensees and affiliates purchase food, packaging, equipment and other goods from numerous independent suppliers. Independently owned and operated distribution centers, also approved by the Company, distribute products and supplies to most McDonald's restaurants. The business is managed as geographic segments: United States; Europe; Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA); Latin America, and Canada. In addition, the segment Other includes non-McDonald's brands (such as Boston Market and Chipotle).

KFC Honey Barbecued Wings

20 Chicken Wings, tips removed
2 cups flour
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 Bottle KC Masterpiece Original BBQ Sauce
1/4 cup honey
oil for deep frying
Wash the chicken wings, then remove the wing tips;
cut the other two pieces in half. Shake off the excess water.
Place the eggs and milk in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Mix together the BBQ sauce and honey. Set aside.
Put the flour into a bag, then shake the wings in it, to
lightly coat. Roll the wings in the egg wash, then toss them
back into the bag. You want a fairly heavy coating of flour−−
so the BBQ sauce has something to hang onto.
Repeat 2−3 times.
Heat a large skillet or use your deep fryer. Heat oil until
it's very hot (around 350 degrees).
Fry the wings until they're golden brown. Remove and
drain on paper towels.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Dip each wing in the BBQ sauce and place on a greased
cookie sheet. Make sure the pieces don't touch each other.
Bake for 15−20 minutes, until they no longer look shiny.

KFC rules the roost when it comes to chicken. America's #1 fast-food chicken chain owns or franchises more than 13,700 outlets in almost 100 countries. The restaurants offer the Colonel's trademark fried chicken (in both Original Recipe and Extra Tasty Crispy varieties) along with chicken sandwiches, chicken pot pies, crispy chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, and potato wedges. Its locations can be found operating as free-standing units and kiosks (in shopping malls, gas stations, and airports). More than 20% of the restaurants are company-operated; the rest are franchised or licensed. KFC is a division of global fast-food franchiser YUM! Brands.

A&W Chili Dogs

1 Sabrett brand 2 ounce beef frankfurter (7½" long)
1 regular hot dog roll
3 Tablespoons A&W Coney Island Sauce (see recipe below)
1 Tablespoon chopped white onion
1/2 Tablespoon Kraft shredded mild cheddar cheese (optional)
A&W Coney Island Chili Dog Sauce
1 pound ground chuck
1 six ounce can Hunts tomato paste
1 Cup water
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 Tablespoon dried, minced onion
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (heaping)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Making the Chili Dog Sauce:

1. In a 2 qt. saucepan, brown the ground chuck, breaking into very small
pieces. Salt and pepper lightly while cooking. Do not drain the fat.
2. Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, 30−45 minutes until it
thickens. Stir occasionally.
3. Allow to cool, cover, and refrigerate until "Dog−Time". You'll be
microwaving what you need later.
Cooking your A&W Chili Dog
1. Bring a 2 qt. saucepan of water to a rolling boil.
2. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add the desired number of
frankfurters to the water. Cover and let sit about 10 minutes.
3. After the franks are done, microwave the chili dog sauce until steaming.
(Only microwave what you need, save the rest) Then microwave each hot dog
roll 10 seconds....just enough to warm.

A&W is a legend in root beer. A division of fast-food giant YUM! Brands, A&W All-American Food Restaurants is best known for its branded draft root beer and drive-in service. The company operates and franchises almost 700 quick-service restaurants in the US and 14 other countries offering hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings, and fries, along with its signature root beer. In addition to its traditional drive-up format, the chain includes food court and co-branded locations. A&W traces its roots back to a California root beer stand business started by Roy Allen in 1919.

Applebee's Classic Patty Melt

1 burger patty
Salt, pepper, granulated garlic, to taste
Melted butter, as needed
2 pieces Italian bread
2 tablespoons mayonnaise with roasted garlic and mustard
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 slices Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced onions
Season one side of the burger with salt, pepper and garlic. Place on
grill or in broiler, seasoned side down. Then season the other side.
Cook to desired doneness.
While burger is cooking, melt butter in fry pan on medium heat or in
electric skillet (set at 350F). Spread mayonnaise onto bread. Drop
bread, dry side down, onto melted pools and swirl to coat (to avoid
Cover one slice of bread with two slices of Swiss cheese and the
other with two slices of Cheddar.
In a separate frying pan, melt butter and saute sliced onions.
Season with salt, pepper and garlic while heating.
Place cooked burger patty on top of one cheese−topped slice of bread
and the sauteed onions on the other. Carefully close and cut
sandwich. Serve with your favorite summer side dish.

Applebee's International, Inc. (Applebee's) develops, franchises and operates casual dining restaurants under the name Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar. The Company had over 1,800 restaurants during the fiscal year ended December 25, 2005 (fiscal 2005). As of December 25, 2005, there were 1,804 Applebee's restaurants. Franchisees operated 1,318 of these restaurants and 486 restaurants were company operated. The restaurants were located in 49 states and 14 countries outside of the United States. During fiscal 2005, 144 new restaurants were opened, including 92 franchise restaurants and 52 company restaurants.

Applebee's also offers its customers the carry-out service. During the fiscal year ended December 29, 2002, the Company initiated a To Go program, which includes the use of standardized packaging, interior and exterior signage and a focused training program. In addition, the program features its Carside To Go initiative in which customers place their orders by telephone, park in designated spots at its restaurants and servers deliver their orders to their vehicles. During the fiscal year ended December 26, 2004 (fiscal 2004), the Company launched an alliance with Weight Watchers to offer Weight Watchers-branded menu alternatives to its guests. It has 10 Weight Watcher items on the menu.

Applebee's has territory franchise arrangements with 76 franchise groups, including 29 international franchisees. The Company has generally selected franchisees that are multi-unit restaurant operators who have operated other restaurant concepts. Its franchisees operate Applebee's restaurants in 43 states and 14 countries outside of the United States. The Company has assigned development rights to the domestic territories in all states except Hawaii or has designated them for Company development.

As of December 25, 2005, there were 1,318 franchise restaurants. Franchisees opened 92 restaurants in 2005. Each franchisee is responsible for selecting the site for each restaurant within their territory. Generally, franchise arrangements consist of a development agreement and separate franchise agreements. Development agreements grant the right to develop a number of restaurants in a designated geographical area. The franchisee enters into a separate franchise agreement for the operation of each restaurant.

Cracker Barrel's Hashbrown Casserole

2 lbs. frozen hashbrowns
1/2 cup melted butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pt. sour cream
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups grated cheddar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups crushed cornflakes
1/4 cup melted butter
DEFROST hashbrowns.
COMBINE next 7 ingr. and mix with hashbrowns.
PUT all in a 3 qt. casserole.
SAUTE cornflakes in butter and sprinkle on top.
COVER and BAKE at 350 for about 40 min.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel stores target both travelers and local customers. Except for Christmas day, when they are closed, and Christmas Eve when they close at 2 p.m., Cracker Barrel restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. (closing at 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). Cracker Barrel's restaurants offer home-style country cooking featuring Cracker Barrel's own recipes. During the fiscal year ended July 29, 2005 (fiscal 2005), Cracker Barrel's restaurant operations accounted for approximately 77% of Cracker Barrel's total revenue. Breakfast items can be ordered at any time throughout the day, and include juices, eggs, pancakes, bacon, country ham, sausage, grits, and a variety of biscuit specialties, such as gravy and biscuits, and country ham and biscuits. Cracker Barrel restaurant's breakfast day-part (until 11 a.m.) accounted for approximately 22% of restaurant sales during fiscal 2005. Lunch (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and dinner (4 p.m. to close) day-parts accounted for approximately 36% and 42% of restaurant sales, respectively, during fiscal 2005. The restaurants do not serve alcoholic beverages.