Applebee's switches to trans-fat-free oil

OVERLAND PARK Kan. Applebee's International Inc. has switched to zero trans-fat frying oil in its 1,800-plus U.S. units and said it is "only weeks away" from changing to zero trans-fat pan and grill oil.

The new frying oil is a blend of two soybean oils that does not affect the taste, texture and quality of food and "even enhances the flavor of menu items," Applebee's president and chief executive Dave Goebel said in a statement.

The company also

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