Why Did Walker Hayes Get A "Slap On The Wrist" From Applebee's

Applebee's has loved Walker Hayes ever since he name-checked them in "Fancy Like". They put him in commercials, brought back the Oreo Shake, and handed over a Gold Card giving him free meals for life. 

But love is fleeting. His song "Y'all Life" name-checks Olive Garden, and that created a rift in the relationship. He talked about it in an interview. Quote, "I got a little slap on the wrist from Applebee's. 

"There's a line in ['Y'all Life'] that says, 'taking our white limousines to the Olive Garden on prom night' and Applebee's was like, 'Dude they're our competitor', and I was like, 'Man, I'm not in the restaurant business, I just tell the truth.'"

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