by Andrea Doyle | May 26, 2015
Gift cards are the most popular non-travel incentive items, according to an Incentive Federation study. One extremely popular gift card category encompasses food and beverage, as well as dining and entertainment.

These gift cards have a great deal of caché, and consist of Incentive Annual Platinum Partner award winners that include AMC Theatres, Applebee's, Bloomin' Brands, Brinker International, The Cheesecake Factory, Darden Restaurants, and Starbucks Coffee Company.  

They give recipients a wide choice of options for redemption. Applebee's gift cards, for example, can be used at nearly 1,900 U.S. and Canada locations, without fees or expiration. The Cheesecake Factory operates 185 full-service dining restaurants. Bloomin' Brands has more than 1,400 restaurants in 49 states and 21 countries. The Darden family of restaurants includes brands such as Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, and Yard House. AMC gift cards can be customized and bundled with show snacks as well. And with more than 17,000 stores worldwide, winners will not be short of places to spend their Starbucks gift cards.