Doin' Good in the Neighborhood
Applebee’s is dedicated to Being a Good Neighbor. As a brand, we believe it is our responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities around us and to align with organizations that mirror our core values. Throughout the year, each of our franchisees demonstrates that commitment by hosting hundreds of events or fundraisers in their restaurants, whether to help our local heroes and military, support our children and schools, raise funds for local charities that help our neighbors or even to help their own team members who may be in need. Together, our Applebee’s family donates millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to Being a Good Neighbor.
On a national scale, Applebee’s supports our neighborhood heroes each Veterans Day by welcoming veterans and active duty service men and women into restaurants for a free meal. Applebee’s was one of the first and largest casual dining brands to provide America’s heroes with a free meal, and since 2008, our franchisees have served 8.3 million free meals on Veterans Day.
Over the past 13 years, Applebee's restaurants from the east to west coast have teamed together to raise a total of $8 million for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research and family support programs. This past year alone, participating Applebee’s franchisees raised more than $1.3 million. Applebee’s is proud to be an original supporter of the Foundation, since it began in 2005.
If you’d like to learn about upcoming Neighborhood events or how you can support Applebee’s in Being a Good Neighbor, please contact your local restaurant.