Behold the Triple Hog Dare Ya and Brew Pub Philly, two over-the-top sandwiches headlining the arrival of six new or improved handhelds in the nearly 2,000 Applebee's across the country.

Stacked high with pulled pork, Black Forest ham and thick-sliced bacon, crispy onions and melted cheddar cheese on a Ciabatta bun, the Triple Hog Dare Ya signals a new attitude in the neighborhood as a bar-and-grill classic elevated with premium ingredients, preparation and flavors. 

The Brew Pub Philly takes the standard-issue Philly cheesesteak to new heights by featuring premium sliced Montreal steak instead of traditional shredded meat, peppers, onions and jalapenos that are fried instead of sauteed, beer cheese sauce instead of typical processed cheese and a grilled Ciabatta roll instead of a hoagie bun. Beer cheese sauce is served both on the sandwich and as a dipping sauce on the side.

"We've given each of these classic sandwiches a signature Applebee's twist," said Darin Dugan, Applebee's Senior Vice President of Culinary and Marketing. "Our new, craveable handhelds perfectly support Applebee's menu evolution."

Other new, improved handheld menu items include:

• The Maple Bacon Chicken Piadini, featuring cedar-seasoned chicken, thick-sliced bacon, cheddar cheese and sweet-and-savory maple mustard in a unique Piadini wrap that is finished on the grill.

• The Kickin' Turkey Stacker, featuring thick-sliced turkey breast, Swiss cheese, sriracha chile lime sauce and cole slaw on potato bread.

• The Clubhouse Grille, improved with Black Forest ham, paired with turkey, bacon, cheddar and Jack cheeses and served with honey barbecue sauce. Handhelds are served with free refills of fries or new crispy, thin-sliced House Chips, along with housemade sweet & spicy pickles