Tuesday, April 7, 2015

North Iowa Bloggers Host a #BeesMeetUp At Applebee's In Mason City

OK~ The North Iowa Bloggers are a fun group of bloggers that I occasionally explore North Iowa with. We recently had a #BeesMeetUp at our local Applebee's restaurant in Mason City, Iowa. Have you ever participated in a #BeesMeetUp? It appears that this event was so new, that even management at our local Applebee's did not know about it until we educated them about it.

There is something to be said about gathering with friends and food. I might add, Applebee's did not disappoint. Can you say hungry? The appetizers themselves were simply amazing!

Applebee's new Pot Stickers were really tasty!

 I can honestly say that we tried several appetizers and I did not find one that I did not enjoy.

I had never tried the Brew Pub Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip and I might add, these pretzels and dips were very good! We even had some chocolate on the side for dippin'! A special thank you to our local Applebee's for providing a nice variety of appetizers for our group to sample.

And then the real food came. We bloggers were tweeting, sharing on Instagram and even posting a status update to Facebook now and then. If you have never been near a group of bloggers that are having a #BeesMeetUp, I can assure you that you will not have a dull moment while dining. We get excited and we are actually quiet for a few moments when our food arrives. But then, we get to talking and the cameras start flashing and the sharing through social media takes place.

And in case you are wondering why we do this. We have fun, love helping businesses in North Iowa and it's a great way to share our passion of social media. Here is what we looked like- literally after we walked out of Applebee's.

And then the numbers..... this tells you how strong the reach is within this group!

Family friendly dining is what you will find at your neighborhood Applebee's. If you are in a hurry and would rather dine at home, you can get an order to go. Your neighborhood Applebee's is sure to offer foods your family will enjoy. The North Iowa Bloggers experienced top notch service and great food to share. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. My favorite appetizers were the Sriracha shrimp and pretzel.

    1. My favorite would be tough... but dang, I really like the pretzels and the pot stickers! And then there were mozzarella sticks AND onion rings AND chips and dip- the amazing list goes on and on!

  2. I think the reach the North Iowa Bloggers had last night was amazing and a testimony at how social media can make a difference for a company and community.


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