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Group opposed to the tip credit leans on Applebee's to drop it

One Fair Wage is planning protests and a publicity war to goad the chain into paying servers the full minimum wage.


Applebee's vet Elizabeth McGee joins Ruby Restaurant Group as COO

She will oversee HR and F&B innovation in addition to day-to-day ops at the parent of Ruby Slipper and Ruby Sunshine Café.

A Deeper Dive: The president of Applebee’s joins the Restaurant Business podcast to discuss the chain’s ability to keep its takeout business even as customers return to dine-in.

The chain has doubled down on value and is getting good results: Three-year same-store sales set a new record in the third quarter.

Scott Rodriguez joins casual-dining chain Applebee's as Chief Culinary Officer.

Franchisee Apple Metro said the pandemic decimated its business and it never fully recovered.

The sale of the locations in North and South Carolina will make the chain 100% franchised for the first time since 2018.

The chain is adding the virtual brand’s items to its in-store menu. It’s also testing a second delivery-only brand in about 100 restaurants.

Taste Tracker: Cool drinks debut at Applebee’s, Sonic and Caribou Coffee; Velvet Taco and Baja Fresh change up tacos; KFC tests nuggets; it’s a wrap for Arby’s; and more menu news of the week.

Parent Dine Brands Global plans to move next year to Old Pasadena, Calif.

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