TypeWholly owned subsidiary
GenreCasual dining
When it was createdDecatur, Georgia, U.S. (January 1, 1980 (1980-01-01))
People who started itBill Palmer, TJ Palmer
HeadquartersKansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Number of locations2,003 (2013)[1]
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleJulia Stewart, CEO of DineEquity, Inc.
Mike Archer, President
Money earnedIncrease US$2.52 billion (2006)[2]
Operating incomeIncrease US$130.78 million (2006)[2]
Net incomeIncrease US$80.91 million (2006)[2]
Total assetsIncrease US$935.4 million (2006)[2]
Total equityIncrease US$486.65 million (2006)[2]
Employees28,000 (2013)[3]
ParentDineEquity, Inc.

Applebee's is an American food company that develops, franchises and operates Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill. There are over two thousand restaurants all across the United States, Puerto Rico and several outside countries. The concept of this company represents casual dining. Their food includes salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, barbecue ribs and fish. The company is centered in Kansas City, Missouri. It was put into operation on November 19, 1980.


  1. Form 10-Q June 30, 2013 (p. 22) report
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Applebee's, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 1, 2007" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 11, 2013.
  3. "FAQs". Applebee's. Retrieved October 11, 2013.