And while you're in Times Square, we hear there's a ball dropping somewhere

By Alex Heigl
Updated December 31, 2013 03:30 PM
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Picture the world’s largest Applebee’s. Is it magnificent? Do you see its three gleaming floors of Mudslides and Bourbon Street Steaks? Well, dream no longer.

It’s real. And it’s in Times Square. And spending New Year’s Eve there will run you $375.

Zane Tankel, who runs all 38 Applebee’s restaurants in the New York metro area, told the New York Post that the location’s celebration for the night would include “a ton of food,” prepared by “some fairly sophisticated culinary people.” Oh, and there’ll be a DJ and a dance floor, because again, this is the World’s Largest Applebee’s. “You wouldn’t know you were at an Applebee’s for that one night,” Tankel added.

It should be noted that individuals wishing to attend New Year’s Eve at the World’s Largest Applebee’s who are under 21 are admitted for a scant $250, a price break that puts it in the neighborhood of the TGI Friday’s in Times Square: Their NYE party package is offered for $225.

Or you could spring for the Andaz 5th Avenue’s package, which goes for $14,000, though it does include a two-night stay at the hotel, meals and spa treatments. So, you know, it’s kind of a bargain.

But it’s no World’s Largest Applebee’s.

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