Top Trends for the Year Ahead in Casual Dining

by Sanjiv Razdan SVP Operations Applebee’s USA In many ways, times have never been tougher for casual dining restaurants. Changing demographics, fresh competition and digital disruption, all stacked up to a lot of pressure on the segment and an unprecedented…
Applebee’s Brings Back Take Two Menu for Those Who Can’t Choose

Survey Finds Half of Millennials Fight Anxiety When Ordering at a Restaurant Kansas City, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Whether it’s sweat-soaked palms, jittery feet or an elevated heartbeat, a new survey* from Applebee’s® – America’s favorite neighborhood grill and bar – reveals…
DineEquity, Inc. Announces Appointment of Steven Layt as President of Applebee’s

Glendale, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that Steven Layt has been appointed President of Applebee’s, effective February 25, 2014. Michael Archer, former President of Applebee’s,…
Applebee’s Unveils New Kids Menu with More Healthy Meals

Revamped Menu Features More Than 650 Combinations, More Kids LiveWell-Approved Meals Than Any Other National Casual Dining Restaurant Kansas City, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  With healthful kids meals and children’s nutrition remaining a top culinary trend for the new year, according to…
Chain restaurants cash in on New Year’s Eve

We’ve all heard the horror stories about doing the Times Square thing on New Year’s Eve—lining up at 3 p.m., standing around for nine hours in 24-degree weather, and yes, wearing adult-sized diapers. But there’s a secret way to skip…
Applebee’s Orders a New Round of Spirited Cuisine

Survey Highlights Public’s Hesitation to Cook with Spirits at Home Kansas City, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Cooking with alcohol intimidates one in four Americans, according to a new survey by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar®, America’s favorite neighborhood grill and bar. In…
Applebee’s Franchisee Agrees to Sell 80 Restaurants

Lexington restaurant management company Thomas & King announced Friday that it is selling its Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar franchise operations, comprising more than 80 stores. The sale to RMH Franchise Corp. of Lincoln, Neb., is expected to close before…
Applebee’s Says Thank You to Servicemembers with Free Meals on Veterans Day

Applebee’s and The Mission Continues to Promote Veteran-Led Service Platoons Nationwide; Thank You Movement Ambassador Gavin DeGraw to Perform in “Most Thankful Neighborhood” Kansas City, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Building on Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar®’s annual tradition of serving free meals…
Applebee’s Kicks Off National ESPN Fan Zone Game-Watching Experience

ESPN commentator Chris Berman helps unveil new augmented-reality experience at San Francisco event Kansas City, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Football, as any coach knows, is all about timing. Just in time for football season, Applebee’s® restaurants has debuted the ESPN Fan Zone…