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Apple American


Apple American Group LLC owns and operates approximately 337 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants in California, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Washington State, West Virginia.

With $850 million in 2011 sales and directly employing over 20,000 people, Apple American is the largest Applebee’s franchise, and is one of the 2nd largest franchise of any concept in the world.

Founded in 1998 by Chairman and CEO Greg Flynn, Apple American is committed to growth. It is the fastest growing operator in the Applebee's system, having built and/or acquired more than 147 restaurants in the last three years alone.


As growth continues, Apple American remains dedicated to making every location a truly neighborhood restaurant responsive to the needs of each guest, each employee, and each community.

Coupling local empowerment with deep resources and high standards, Apple American Group strives to be the premier franchise group in the Applebee’s system. By doing so, we provide exceptional casual dining experiences to our guests, rewarding career opportunities to our employees, and superior profits to our shareholders.


To be the premier franchise group in the Applebee’s system, having the best people to do “whatever it takes” to deliver great products and excellent service in a clean and welcoming environment to every guest, each and every time.