Top Secret Restaurant Recipes

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes

Creating Kitchen Clones from America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains

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Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440674402
  • 336 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


In 1996, Americans spent over $100 billion gobbling up meals at full-service American restaurant chains, inspiring Todd Wilbur to change his focus from cracking the recipes for convenience store foods to cloning the popular dishes served at these sit-down stand-bys. Wilbur’s knock-offs, absolutely indiscernible from the originals, are selected from national and regional chains, many drawn from a list of the top ten full-service restaurant chains, including Houlihan’s, Red Lobster, and Pizza Hut. Also included in this savory cookbook is a special section devoted to dishes from hot theme restaurants such as Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, and Dive! Recipes include: Applebee’s Quesadillas; Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy; Bennigan’s Cookie Mountain Sundae; The Olive Garden Toscana Soup; The Cheesecake Factory Bruschetta; T.G.I.Friday’s Nine-Layer Dip; Pizza Hut Original Stuffed Crust Pizza; Chi-Chi’s Nachos Grande, and many more!

Table of Contents

Top Secret Restaurant RecipesIntroduction

Table for Two: The Restaurant Tale

Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill & Bar
Pizza Sticks®
Oriental Chicken Salad
Club House Grill
Tijuana “Philly” Steak Sandwich®

Hibachi Chicken and Hibachi Steak
Dipping Sauces
Japansese Fried Rice

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
California Turkey Sandwich
Cookie Mountain Sundae®

Big Boy®
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Original Double-Decker Hamburger Classic
Club Sandwich

California Pizza Kitchen®
Original BBQ Chicken Pizza
Thai Chicken Pizza
Southwestern Burrito Pizza

The Cheesecake Factory®
Avacado Eggrolls
Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Key Lime Cheesecake

Chi Chi’s®
Nachos Grande
Sweet Corn Cake
Twice Grilled Barbecue Burrito
Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream®

Chili’s® Grill and Bar
Grilled Caribbean Salad
Fajitas for Two
Peanut Buttercup Cheesecake

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
Hash Brown Cassarole
Chicken & Dumplings

Scram Slam®
Moons Over My Hammy®
The Super Bird®

Carrot Chips®
Sicilian Sub Rosa®
Brick Oven Mushroom and Turkey Cheese Sub

Hard Rock Cafe®
Filet Steak Sandwich
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
Famous Baby Rock Watermelon Ribs®
Orange Freeze

Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo Shrimp
Pasta Salad

Houli Fruit Fizz®
Smashed Potatoes®

International House of Pancakes®
French Toast
Cheese Blintz
Banana Nut Pancakes
Fajita Omelette

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon®
Amarillo Cheese Fries®
Black Bean Soup
Texas Rice
Sweet Bourbon Salmon

Marie Callender’s®
Famous Golden Cornbread
Chicken Pot Pie
Banana Cream Pie

The Olive Garden®
Italian Salad Dressing
Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip
Toscana Soup
Alfredo Pasta

Outback Steakhouse®
Bloomin’ Onion®
Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp
Walkabout Soup®
Alice Springs Chicken®

Perkins® Family Restaurants
Potato Pancakes
Granny’s Country Omelette®
Country Club Omelette

Pizza Hut®
Original Stuffed Crust Pizza
TripleDecker Pizza

Planet Hollywood®
Pizza Bread
Chicken Crunch®
Pot Stickers

Red Lobster®
Broiled Lobster
Scallops and Bacon
Stuffed Shrimp and Stuffed Mushrooms

Red Robin Burger & Spirits Emporium®
No-Fire Peppers®
BBQ Chicken Salad
Mountain High Mudd Pie®

Ruby Tuesday®
Potato Cheese Soup
Smokey Mountain Chicken
Sonora Chicken Pasta
Strawberry Tallcake® for Two

Ruth’s Chris Steak House®
Barbecued Shrimp
Petite Filet
Creamed Spinach
Potatoes Au Grain

Country Fried Steak
Slow-Cooked Pot Roast
Hot Fudge Cake

Cheese Toast
Chicken Club Sandwich
Southern Fried Shrimp

Stuart Anderson’s Black Angus®
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Western T-Bone
Whiskey Pepper Steak

T.G.I. Friday’s®
Potato Skins
Nine-Layer Dip
California Chargrilled Turkey Sandwich
Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta
Friday’s Smoothies®

Tony Roma’s A Place for Ribs®
World Famous Ribs
Original Baby Backs
Carolina Honeys®
Red Hots®

Western Sizzlin’®
“Teriyaki” Chicken Breast