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Apple American

Apple American Group LLC owns and operates approximately 470 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Washington State, and West Virginia. Click here for a complete list.

With $1.2 billion in sales and directly employing over 31,000 people, Apple American is the largest Applebee's franchisee, and is one of the two largest franchisees of any concept in the United States.
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 200 restaurants in the last three years alone.


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.


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.