GLENDALE, CALIF. — Applebee’s Grill & Bar is launching a Cheetos-inspired menu for a limited time.
Items include breaded boneless wings tossed in Cheetos Wing Sauce or Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Wing Sauce and coated in Cheetos crumbles, and Fried Cheetos Cheese Bites tossed in Cheetos Original Sauce or Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Sauce.
The launch deepens Applebee’s partnership with PepsiCo, Inc. The restaurant chain also is serving the company’s Mtn Dew Berry Bash carbonated soft drink.
“The unique pairing of Cheetos with fan-favorites like wings and cheese bites is a match made in cheesy heaven, and we can’t wait for all of our guests to have a bite,” said Joel Yashinsky, chief marketing officer at Applebee’s. “With wings being one of our most popular meals among guests, we know this exclusive menu sprinkled in Cheetos dust will be a huge hit. I suggest pairing it with our new Mtn Dew Dark Berry Bash for the perfect combo.”The new menu was inspired by Cosmic Wings, an online delivery-exclusive restaurant that launched earlier this year in more than 1,575 Applebee’s kitchens nationwide, according to Applebee’s.