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August 27, 2015 8:41 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Applebee's International, Inc.

Company Overview

Applebee's International, Inc. develops, franchises, and operates a chain of casual-dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its menu includes beef, chicken, and pork items, as well as burgers, pastas and seafood, sandwiches, and other products. Applebee's International, Inc. was formerly known as Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri. As of November 29, 2007, Applebee's International, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc.

8140 Ward Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64114

United States

Founded in 1980

32,600 Employees





Key Executives for Applebee's International, Inc.

President of International Division
Age: 55
President of Chile Operations
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 59
Vice President of Design and Facilities
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Applebee's International, Inc. Key Developments

Applebee's Announces Launch of New Sandwiches and Handhelds

Applebee's has announced the launch of new sandwiches and handhelds. Stacked high with pulled pork, Black Forest ham and thick-sliced bacon, crispy onions and melted cheddar cheese on a Ciabatta bun, the Triple Hog Dare Ya signals a new attitude in the neighborhood as a bar-and-grill classic elevated with premium ingredients, preparation and flavors. The Brew Pub Philly takes the standard-issue Philly cheesesteak to new heights by featuring premium sliced Montreal steak instead of traditional shredded meat, peppers, onions and jalapenos that are fried instead of sauteed, beer cheese sauce instead of typical processed cheese and a grilled Ciabatta roll instead of a hoagie bun. Beer cheese sauce is served both on the sandwich and as a dipping sauce on the side.

Applebee's Announces Executive Changes

DineEquity, Inc. announced that Steven Layt has been appointed President of Applebee's, effective February 25, 2014. Michael Archer, former President of Applebee's, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Layt has held the role of Senior Vice President of Operations for Applebee's since January of 2012. Prior to joining DineEquity, Mr. Layt was the Chief Operating Officer at Buffets Inc. and held a number of senior management positions globally and in the United States with YUM! Brands.

Applebee's to Close Kingston Pike Restaurant

Applebee’s restaurant in West Knoxville will close at the end of the month. The location at 6928 Kingston Pike near Papermill Drive, Ala.-based franchisee Quality Restaurant Concepts. It will close December 29, when its lease is up. Employees were offered positions at other stores, including Cedar Bluff, Oak Ridge, Merchants Drive, Knoxville Center, Alcoa and Sevierville.

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