Applebee’s was founded in Decatur, Georgia, by Bill and T.J. Palmer in 1980. From this single restaurant, Applebee’s has grown to at least 2,019 locations in the U.S. and 15 countries around the world. The company focuses on a casual dining experience and serving American cuisine such as chicken, beef, hamburgers, pasta, shrimp, and ribs. Most locations offer a full bar and take out services.
Applebee’s has 28,000 employees and had $ 4.5 billion in revenue in 2014. IHOP Corporation purchased Applebee’s in 2007, making this restaurant chain a part of the DineEquity Corporation. The company recently moved their headquarters from Illinois to Kansas City, Missouri, in 2014.
This company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symptom DIN.