Applebee’s® to Serve More Than 1 Million FREE Thank You Meals to Veterans and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day, Sunday,

  Applebee’s® to Serve More Than 1 Million FREE Thank You Meals to Veterans
  and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11

Business Wire

-- November 08, 2012

Applebee’s:

Applebee's(R) to Serve More Than 1 Million FREE Thank You Meals to Veterans
and Active Duty Military ...

Applebee's(R) to Serve More Than 1 Million FREE Thank You Meals to Veterans
and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 (Photo: Business
Wire)

          This Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, Applebee’s is thanking our
          nation’s veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their
WHAT:    neighborhood Applebee’s for a FREE Thank You Meal. Applebee’s
          expects to serve more than 1 million FREE signature entrees from its
          special Veterans Day menu, which includes:

          • 7 oz. House Sirloin
          • Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger
          • Three Cheese Chicken Penne
          • Chicken Tenders Platter
          • Oriental Chicken Salad
          • Fiesta Lime Chicken®
          • Double Crunch Shrimp

          Applebee’s is also urging the public to express their own thanks to
          veterans and troops at ThankYouMovement.com. Veterans and active
          duty troops can also visit the site to see the heartfelt thanks of
          the people they serve. Grammy Award-winning musician Zac Brown is
          the 2012 Face of Applebee’s Thank You Movement, the nation’s largest
          ongoing military appreciation effort.

WHEN:     Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. – midnight or later

WHERE:    All U.S. Applebee’s restaurants

LINKS:    Applebee’s® Offers Free “Thank You Meals” Multimedia Release
         http://www.applebees.com/veterans-day-menu
          www.facebook.com/applebees
          www.thankyoumovement.com

B-roll:   Downloadable b-roll is available upon request
          (cwagner@crossroads.us):
          • Applebee’s guests thanking veterans
          • Veterans talking about being thanked
          • Zac Brown’s Thank You Movement PSA
          

About Applebee’s

Applebee’s (www.applebees.com) is the world’s largest casual dining chain,
with approximately 2,000 locations in 49 states, 15 countries and one U.S.
territory. Based in Kansas City, Mo., Applebee’s takes pride in providing a
welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining
experience. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® is a DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:
DIN) brand, and is franchised and operated by Applebee’s Services, Inc. and
its affiliates.

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Contact:

Crossroads
Chase Wagner, 816-877-5219
cwagner@crossroads.us
or
Applebee’s
Dan Smith, 913-890-0370
dan.smith@applebees.com