The kids got a complete tour of the kitchen, the walk in refrigerators and freezers. Then the Applebee's folks had some games to play while we waited for our food. They had a sweeping competition for the younger children, where the winner of each heat got a coupon for free ice cream for a year. For the teens they had them roll silverware in napkins, also as a race.
Here are Obi and Han in their silverware competitions. Obi was really into it, and Han was just hanging out.
Then there was a bit of time for the kids to visit at their tables before the food came. After they had eaten, our wonderful Applebee's hostesses set up a ice cream sundae bar and each child got to wear a paper hat and plastic gloves and make their own sundae. This was a big hit!
When we left, each child had been given a coupon for free ice cream for a year (even if they didn't win their contest) and a coupon for a free kids meal. The ladies there were so nice and outgoing, they really made this a wonderful experience and a great last day of school!