Hi. Does she mind that you acompany her to Applebees (i guess that one have a bar in it?)? What kind of difficulties she face right now?
Well, she seem to need time to think about her problem, probably why she go at that boring restaurant so much as it allow her to zone out. You may try to help her find a job (or a better one if she still have one) but also help her with the very little things (like doing laundry and such) so that she can focus more on the big problems.