Applebee's: Is a Buyout on the Menu?

Shares of the restaurant operator climbed Tuesday after it said it was exploring moves to boost shareholder value

Applebee's International (APPB) said Feb. 13 that it's thinking about selling itself. The casual dining chain operator from Overland Park, Kan. has been struggling to keep customers coming in recent months and took some heat this year from shareholder Breeden Partners.

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