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May 25, 2015 8:47 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, 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: 54
President of Chile Operations
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 58
Vice President of Design and Facilities
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Applebee's International, Inc. Key Developments

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.

Applebee's International, Inc. Added New Honey Pepper Grill Menu Items for $20

Applebee's International, Inc. added new Honey Pepper Grill menu items for $20 to its Menu for a limited time. The Honey Pepper Sirloin, part of Applebee's new Honey Pepper Grill menu, is a 7oz. sirloin served on a bed of potatoes and topped with fried jalapenos and onion straws. Honey Pepper sauce is drizzled over the dish giving it that perfect blend of hot and sweet. Smooth, sweet honey is combined with a hint of spice from cracked black pepper in the new Honey Pepper Grill(TM) menu at Applebee's restaurants, featuring the Honey Pepper Chicken & Shrimp, Honey Pepper Sirloin and the must-try 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders, also available in a lunch-sized portion on Applebee's Lunch Combos menu. The Honey Pepper Chicken & Shrimp starts with grilled chicken over fried red potatoes and green beans, topped with fried shrimp tossed in honey pepper sauce, to complement its crunchy texture. The Honey Pepper Sirloin is a 7oz. sirloin served on a bed of potatoes and topped with fried onions and jalapenos, with the honey pepper sauce adding even more flavor. The 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders has indulgence in every bite. Honey Pepper balances the richness of the dish by giving a sweet and savory flavor to breaded chicken tenders, served atop a mound of 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese loaded with Applewood moked bacon. For a limited time, Honey Pepper Grill menu items are available on Applebee's restaurants' signature 2 for $20 menu two full-sized entrees and a shareable appetizer for just $20.

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