Considered one of the largest casual dining chains in the world, Applebees was founded about 30 years ago and it till today, attracts people of all age groups to its signature bar and grill menu. Applebee’s Services Inc., and its affiliates, franchise, and restaurants under Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar are all under the DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand. There are currently 1990 Applebee’s restaurants across 49 states, 15 countries, and one U.S. Territory. Worldwide, they employ about 28,000 employees.
An Applebees’ menu from the grill would typically have a choice of steaks, skewers, Maple Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes, 4 Cheese Mac and Cheese, Baked Potato and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Their lunch combos have Soups, Salads, and sandwiches. They also have a decent selection of burgers and tacos. Appetizers include Beef Nachos, Egg rolls, Quesadillas, soups, chips, and salsa etc. You also have the option to build your sampler. There’s a simpler kids’ menu which offers Chicken Tenders, Chicken Grillers, Caesar Salad, Macaroni + Cheese, Mini Cheeseburger or Hamburger, Corn Dog, Grilled Cheese Sandwich etc. Desserts are brownies, sundaes, and chimicheesecakes.