Times Square Applebee’s evicted and ordered to pay $7M in overdue rent

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


Applebee's to sell its 69 company-owned restaurants

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.

The pension funds for New York state and New York City have joined calls for the companies to study the impact of higher wages. The moves are being backed by advocacy group One Fair Wage.

Dine Brands is investing in handheld server tablets and exploring robots to help ease a nagging staffing shortage.

Restaurant Rewind: Carl Icahn's battle with McDonald's brings to mind these all-time classic bouts between investors and restaurant companies.

A leaked email from Wanye Pankratz, executive director of operations for Apple Central, drew widespread backlash and reportedly led some employees to quit.

The country’s largest restaurant franchisee said Applebee’s has become the top performer in its portfolio after a big 2021.

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