Apple American Group

6200 Oak Tree Blvd #250, Independence, OH 44131

Apple American Group is a part of Flynn Restaurant Group. Founded by Greg Flynn in 1998 it has grown from eight Applebee’s in Washington State to over 475. Flynn Restaurant Group now has over 750 restaurants totaling $1.7 billion in sales. Today, through its three wholly-owned subsidiaries, Apple American Group, Bell American, and Pan American, the company owns and operates over 480 Applebee’s, 200 Taco Bells, and 50 Panera’s directly employing 40,000 people in 28 states. In our restaurants, “Own it!” has become a mantra. Empowering our operators to make local decisions works only when they own their results. To ensure that happens, we purposefully build our teams with leaders who are nimble, decisive, and action-oriented. In doing so, we’ve created a culture where mediocrity is never acceptable and people strive to earn a reputation for excellence

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2.8

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Restaurant Companies

Category

Restaurants & Cafes

ESG/Ethical Impact

At Apple American, our vision remains constant – to be the premier Applebee’s franchisee and one of the best operators in the industry. Our structure is designed to hire and retain great people, empower them to run consistently superior operations, and achieve sustained growth. No Applebee’s restaurant is the same. For example, we have restaurants in Savannah, GA, and Bellingham, WA. These restaurants are nearly 3,000 miles apart and require a different approach to reach their full potential. That’s why we give our managers the freedom to run their restaurant as if they owned it. We have “federal” standards and rules that we apply everywhere, but we believe the best results come from giving local operators the opportunity to determine what’s right for their business. In our restaurants, “Own it!” has become a mantra. Empowering our operators to make local decisions works only when they own their results. To ensure that happens, we purposefully build our teams with leaders who are nimble, decisive, and action-oriented. In doing so, we’ve created a culture where mediocrity is never acceptable and people strive to earn a reputation for excellence. At Apple American, the community we serve reaches from Bangor, Maine, in the east to Chula Vista, CA, in the west, encompassing countless cities and neighborhoods. It includes our team members and their families as well as the guests that dine at our restaurants. As an organization, we’re committed to taking care of our own and giving back to our community. We do this through the Family Fund, as well as our ongoing support of numerous charities, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the Special Olympics, and Make a Wish. The Apple American team resides in 23 different states, in countless cities and neighborhoods, but we’re all united by our shared passion for serving the communities around us. We believe in taking care of our own, including our Apple American team members and their families, our restaurant guests, and the communities surrounding our Applebee’s restaurants Taking care of our own is at the heart of our team and core to our culture. That is why in 2015, we started the Family Fund to support our team members and their families when they are faced with unexpected challenges. The Fund is entirely employee-funded, with more than 63% of our team members participating. These funds are used in a variety of situations including medical bills, financial struggles, and recently in North Carolina where several team members’ homes were flooded or destroyed during Hurricane Matthew.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$892,400,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.7

Customer Rating

3.9

Company Size

10000+

ESG Risk Rating

3

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