DineEquity, Inc., parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Apple Investors Group, LLC for the sale of 17 Applebee’s company-operated restaurants located in Tennessee,…

In what has become a neighborhood tradition, Applebee’s will again thank our nation’s veterans and troops by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a free signature entrée on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. For the third year, Applebee’s…

When Zane Tankel bought his first Applebee’s franchise in 1995 he was, for the most part, winging it. He had been a serial entrepreneur since the 1980s, starting and selling a small commercial printing company and then a share of…

Applebee’s is one of America’s favorite locations for enjoying the fall football season each year, and this year will be no different. Gather up your football loving family and friends and enjoy this season’s games on the screens at your…

While other restaurant chains are struggling in the current poor economy of the country, McDonald’s is still soaring ahead. Franchisees see great success due in part to the skills and genius of CEO Jim Skinner. He’s turned the company around…

DineEquity, the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP, with more than 3,500 restaurants worldwide, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Applebee’s Services, Inc., has signed a multi-restaurant franchise agreement with AMECO Foods for the development…

Arby’s restaurants are celebrating the chain’s 47th year of operation by offering an original Roast Beef Sandwich for just .64 with the purchase of a medium drink. Guests who want to take advantage of the one day only offer must print…

Expion, a social media management company, has been working for over a year with three of the ten largest Applebee’s franchisees, managing and monitoring hundreds of local restaurant Facebook pages. From Expion’s one social media management system (SMMS), The Rose…

The bright, colorful plastic play structures found at fast food restaurants like McDonalds have come under heavy scrutiny. Mother and developmental psychologist Erin Carr-Jordan has taken samples from over 50 structures that shows a lack of cleaning and dangerous levels…

 Starbucks Coffee Company is growing exponentially around the world and to facilitate new growth the company has restructured its executive branches. The Starbucks Coffee International department that manages all international locations will be split into the Asia and Europe departments.…

The Apple Gold Group, franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bars in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Arkansas, is proud to announce the acquisition of 13 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar locations in South Carolina. The locations in Charleston, Myrtle Beach,…

Applebee’s new Stacked Stuffed & Topped entrees take the neighborhood’s tried and true favorites — sirloin, chicken, pasta and salad — and pair them with unexpected twists like mozzarella scoops, fresh roasted vegetables and bruschetta. The latest dishes include Florentine…

 Applebee’s President Mike Archer says that adding new and exciting menu items has turned the chain around. When it was purchased in 2007 by the IHOP chain, DineEquity was formed. The new company noticed that 30% of lost return customers…

When IHOP acquired Applebee’s in 2007 to form DineEquity Inc., the primary area that needed improvement at Applebee’s was the menu, said Applebee’s President Mike Archer. While the all-American grill-and-bar chain has attracted guests with its high- value proposition, the…

DineEquity may be the parent company of both Applebee’s and IHOP, but they are selling 66 of the company-owned restaurants in the Applebee’s brand. Franchisee Apple American Group will purchase the restaurants located in the New England area, including Vermont,…

DineEquity, Inc., parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Apple American Group LLC for the sale of 66 Applebee’s company-operated restaurants located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire,…

 McDonald’s is showing strong momentum as they continue to grow. The company reported a 6% increase in comparable sales growth across the world, with 4% growth in America and both Europe and Asia up 6.5%. Optimizing each country’s menu and…

The Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant chain is spending millions to give a dozen of its Richmond-area locations a makeover. It also plans to hire hundreds more employees and do more training as the chain looks to refresh its…

High-end burger chains that focus on quality over bargain pricing or fast food speed are growing in popularity. Chains like Five Guys Burgers and Fries charge more and require a longer wait than McDonald’s or Burger King, but some believe…

It’s not your eyes playing tricks on you, or your ears, your nose or your tongue. It’s the sights, sounds, smells and great tastes of Applebee’s Sizzling Entrees, including new Sizzling Smokehouse Chicken Stack and Sizzling Cajun Steak and Shrimp.…