The History of Applebee's
The Applebee's chain was started by Bill and T.J. Palmer who opened their first restaurant in Georgia. It was opened on November 19, 1980 and called T.J. Applebee's Rx for Edibles & Elixirs. In 1986, long after a control change, they renamed the concept to Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar.
Where Can I Find Applebee's Locations?
From the early 1990s to 2005, Applebee's opened 100 + new restaurants each year. The Applebee's company estimates that their potential in the United States to be at least 3,000 restaurants.
What Does Applebee's Sell?
Applebee's is a full service restaurant that serves up American cuisine that includes steaks, chicken, shrimp & other sea food, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, and much more. In addition to their signature dishes, Applebee's offers a wide variety of desserts and alcoholic drinks.