Applebee’s Inflatable Lunch Decoys Are Not Blow-Up Dolls (Maybe)

By: Zach Walton - July 27, 2012

I haven’t been to Applebee’s in years. If you like their food, more power to you. It’s just not for me. After their newest ad campaign, I think I made the right decision.

As part of the restaurant’s newest push to get people out to them for lunch, the company began selling the “Inflatable Lunch Decoy.” If you’re thinking blow-up doll, you pretty much got it. They’re a collection of inflatable people that can be placed at your desk when you go out to lunch.

Here’s the awfully awkward ad:

Once again, I must stress that these are real. Amazon is selling six “Inflatable Lunch Decoys” for $6.99 each. You can buy them in six flavors including The Overachiever, The Cubicle Queen, The Self-Starter, The Executive, The Multi-Tasker, and The Go-Getter.

Only one of the Inflatable Lunch Decoys – The Overachiever – has received a review so far. Alex Nichols begins his review with the header: “Very nice doll – just one problem.”

When I got this doll I was super excited to try it out- unfortunately there was a problem at the factory and they forgot to put a hole in it so I have to sort of bend him over and put it between his legs.

Pro-tip for Alex – you may be voiding your warranty. You also may want to reexamine the choices that led you to purchasing this product.

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  • Derek

    I’m considering buying one of these.

  • Nikita

    Awe c’mon! I’m not an Applebee’s diner either. However, this is a cute idea. It’s for people with a fun office personality who want to show others they are out of the office. Every time a co-worker walks by your desk, they will know (without a doubt) that you are out to lunch. For only $7, it’s a cute idea!

  • Leo

    Maybe I’ll get one for the carpool lane.