Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (DIN) Founders Facts and Trivia:
The first Applebee’s restaurant was opened by Bill and TJ Palmer in Atlanta, Georgia in 1980 under the name of T.J. Applebee's Rx for Edibles & Elixirs. The Palmers sold their restaurant concept to W.R. Grace and Company in 1983, and Bill Palmer then became an Applebee's franchisee. The name of the restaurant was officially changed to Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in 1986, and Applebee's International (APPB) became a publicly traed company in 1989. The name of the company changed to Dine Equity (DIN) in 2008.
Applebee’s Restaurant Chain Headquarters:
The corporate headquarters of the Applebee’s Restaurant chain is located in Kansas City, MO.
The Vision and Values of Applebee’s Neighorhood Grill & Bar:
The Applebee’s mission statement, vision and values are those of its parent company, Dine Equity, which focus Applebee’s franchisees and employees on the one key aspect of the Applebee’s dining experience that is the most important. The Dine Equity (and Applebee’s) vision is:
"DineEquity unites great franchisees, brands and team members to create the world’s leading restaurant company, one guest experience at a time."
To clarify how Applebee’s franchisees and employees will “create the world’s leading restaurant company,” Dine Equity provides these Company Values:
We do the right thing. We are committed to the highest ethical standards.
We expect the best from ourselves and each other.
We find creative, new ways to delight our guests.
We do what we say we will do. We are responsible for our actions.
We respect and value the diversity of others. We benefit from many points of view.
We collaborate and build trust through open, honest communication.
We make a difference in the neighborhoods and communities that we serve."
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