I must admit I'm both surprised and disappointed that Applebees offers not a single vegan item. Astonished, really.
I guess the organization really doesn't want my business, or that of anyone I happen to be dining with at the time (or the same from any other vegan around, the numbers of which are growing every year). More and more restaurants are including vegan dishes on their menu for a wide variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it is good for business, given that any vegan in a dining party is likely to have veto power over the choice of restaurants if they are unable to find anything to eat there.
This seems singularly behind the times for Applebees to offer nothing vegan.
Applebees should consider taking a page out of Ruby Tuesday's book. Even a 'burger joint' Red Robin has good options for vegans.