Neighborhood Stories

Celebrating Great People And Deeds Throughout The Applebee's Neighborhood

Here’s where you’ll find news about all the latest contributions our guests, servers and franchises are making the communities they’re a part of. If you think somebody involved with your neighborhood Applebee’s deserves to be recognized here, we’d love to hear about it. Post your ideas to our Facebook Wall and maybe your story will be next!

$6,300 For Toys For Tots From Applebee'S Of Huntington, N.Y.

The count is in, and Applebee's of Huntington, New York, is proud to announce that their Santa program raised over $6,000 for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. That contribution helped Toys for Tots have a record-breaking year on Long Island; and was the latest in 13 years of support from Applebee's.

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Applebee's Of North Carolina Donate $10,000 To Combat Child Abuse

Applebee's Grill and Bar of North Carolina made good on their promise to match $10,000 in donations to Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) this February; bringing their holiday appeal today to over $30,000. "We are grateful for the partnership of Applebee's Grill and Bar of North Carolina," said Rosemarie Allen Ryan, PCANC President and CEO. "Their support makes it possible for us to continue providing the nurturing, supportive communities children need to thrive."

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He Moms Of Cantor Fitzgerald Pay 9/11 Tribute At Applebee’S

658 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald lost their lives on 9/11 – and a decade later, a group of mothers of those victims still meet at the Applebee’s in East Hanover, NJ, to support each other and pay tribute to those they lost. Cantor Fitzgerald has pledged to give 25% of profits for five years to support the families of those they lost on 9/11. Learn more about the Cantor Fitzgerald moms at The Washington Post

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Applebee's Franchisee Generates $2.4 Million For New York & CT Charities

T.L. Cannon Companies, the franchisee for 61 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in upstate NY and Connecticut, helped local non-profit groups raise over $2.4 million in 2010 by hosting over 2,600 fundraisers.

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Applebee's Employee Chosen Employee Of The Month

The Apple Gold Group, franchisee of Applebee's restaurants in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Arkansas, is proud to announce employee Kim Almond has been named Employee of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA).

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Providing Support To Our Neighbors In Missouri

Following the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., Applebee's is stepping up to help their neighbors. Learn how they're making a difference – and how you can help.

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Applebee's Raises $262,500 For The Make-A-Wish Foundation®

Generous guests and supportive staff at participating Applebee's restaurants in Indiana, Ohio, Chicago and Florida raised $262,500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® as a part of their fourth annual Grant a Child's Holiday Wish campaign. The money raised will grant the heartfelt wishes of local seriously ill children.

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Collecting Funds For North Dakota Flood Victims

Now through Wednesday, July 27, Apple Core Enterprises, Inc., a restaurant franchise organization based in Minot, North Dakota is having a fund drive for North Dakota Flood Relief. Diners have the option to purchase paper apples with their guest checks and are encouraged to write their name on the paper apple with any messages they would like to pass along to flood victims.

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Help Us Make A Difference In Japan

We've made a donation to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Please give if you can.

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Special Olympics Michigan Teams Up With Applebee's

This is the second year in a row of this great partnership. Applebee's will launch the statewide fundraiser on February 28 and it will run through the end of March. More than 65 Applebee's locations in Michigan will participate to support Special Olympics Michigan athletes.

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Applebee's Reaches Out In Tennessee

Recent storms left hundreds in Tennessee homeless and hungry – so Applebee's franchisees Quality Restaurant Concepts stepped in to help. They ran a "Neighbor in Need" program to help those displaced by the storm, and a free "Bundle Meal w/beverage" for unpaid volunteers and National Guard.

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Delivering WWII Vet His Favorite Meal

Our thoughts go out to the family & friends of WWII Vet Floy W. Hill of Huntington Village, NY who passed away on February 18, 2011. His favorite meal was Applebee's Fried Shrimp and French fries, which his daughter arranged to be specially delivered to him during Applebee's Vet's Day Thank You program this past November.

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