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Applebee's Franchisee Legacy Apple Expands Portfolio to Tennessee

Legacy Apple LLC, led by second-generation president Jon Rolph, expands its franchisee portfolio through the acquisition of eight Applebee's restaurants in the middle Tennessee area. Legacy Apple, a 20-year Applebee's franchisee, now operates 41 Applebee's restaurants in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Applebee's Selling $1 Strawberry Margaritas in August

The restaurant that introduced the original $1 Margarita, is now bringing the $1 Strawberry Margarita to the summer of fun at Applebee's."It's crazy to think that our most popular drink could get any better, but with the addition of strawberry, our guests are going to love how good this Dollarita tastes," says Patrick Kirk, vice president of beverage innovation at Applebee's.

All You Can Eat Riblets & Chicken Tenders Return to Applebee's for $12.99

All You Can Eat Riblets & Chicken Tenders are back at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar for only $12.99. Guests can now enjoy an unlimited abundance of saucy goodness of tender Applewood-smoked pork riblets dripping in Honey BBQ or Spicy Texas BBQ sauce, and chicken tenders, juicy, breaded and piled high and dunked in Honey Dijon mustard, served with endless classic fries and a serving of coleslaw for only $12.

Applebee's Aims to Raise $1M for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide have teamed up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to take a stand against childhood cancer in a month-long fundraising campaign. Now through August 12, more than 1,050 participating Applebee's restaurants aim to raise $1 million to help fund cutting-edge medical research.

Applebee's Offering $3 Goose and Cranberry Drinks all July

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar has a new Neighborhood Drink this month that is unlike anything you've seen before. The new $3 Grey Goose Vodka and Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail—also known as 3 DOLLAR Goose and Cranberry—is handmade with Grey Goose Vodka, a top-ranked, ultra-premium vodka, and mixed with Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail.

Steak Returns to Applebee's 2 for $20 Menu for Limited Time

Applebee's is expanding its signature 2 for $20 menu and introducing the addition of flame grilled steak—crafted by its culinary team, and featuring a 6-ounce USDA Select Top Sirloin steak as an entree option with two classic sides, for a limited time starting May 28.

Applebee's, IHOP Owner Could Soon Add Fast-Casual Brand, CEO Says

Dine Brands hasn’t shied from sharing its long-term plans to fix what ails Applebee’s and IHOP. These broad customer-facing and executive changes, the company hopes, will allow the nation’s largest casual-dining chain to return to growth by the end of 2019.

Applebee's Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with Dollarita, $2 Dos Equis

Your local Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar is the place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year with not only one, but two fantastic Neighborhood Drinks—the Dollarita and the new 2 Dollar Dos. Due to overwhelming popularity, April's Neighborhood Drink, the $1 margarita famously known as the Dollarita will be available at participating Applebee's through Saturday, May 5.

Off-Premise: The Secret Weapon in Applebee's Comeback Plan

Off-premise has shifted the conversation around the entire restaurant industry. Yet in casual dining, you could argue it’s played a far more disruptive role than other sectors. Delivery and take-out is a natural extension for many quick-serves.

Applebee's Adds Bigger, Bolder Grill Combos Starting at $12.99

Tax Day is almost here and people have a lot on their plates, which was exactly the inspiration behind the latest special at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar. Launching nationwide Monday at participating restaurants, Bigger, Bolder Grill Combos offer something more for everyone's taste buds with the choice of two bolder grilled entrées both with an abundance of sides for one satisfying meal that is bursting off the plate starting at only $12.

Applebee's Brings Back $1 Margaritas for April

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar has brought back the $1 margarita, famously known as the DOLLARITA, to restaurants nationwide for the entire month of April. Served on the rocks and made with tequila and margarita mix, you'll be able to ring in spring and celebrate the return of warmer weather by saving on a neighborhood favorite.

Can Applebee's and IHOP Return to Casual Dining's Summit?

The leaders of Applebee’s and IHOP will be the first to admit the company’s challenges can’t be solved with a name change. DineEquity Inc. is now Dine Brands Global, Inc. The switch was, in some ways, the visible manifestation of changes that have been churning for months—fixes necessary to reroute the largest casual dining brands in America.