Applebee's development plans hit a snag

The chain expected to return to net new unit growth this year. Instead it will close more restaurants than it opens again, citing high costs and underwhelming returns.


A dual-branded Applebee’s/IHOP comes to Dubai

It’s the first of five combo locations slated for the Middle East as co-branding continues its comeback.

The former president of Applebee’s has taken the helm of the Los Angeles-based parent to Qdoba, Lemonade and Modern Market Eatery.

The outgoing president helped the chain reclaim its identity as well as its status as a premier casual-dining brand.

Cywinski oversaw a strong period at the casual-dining giant since joining in 2017. He’ll be replaced by Tony Marolejo, president of international and global development for Applebee’s parent Dine Brands.

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

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.

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