It all started in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bill and TJ Palmer opened the restaurant that would later become Applebee’s. We’ve grown up a lot since then, with almost 2,000 locations in the U.S. and around the world. Here you will always be welcome – for delicious food, in a neighborhood setting, with attentive service, at a great value.
Love the Applebee’s menu? Meet the team behind it. Applebee’s culinary team collectively brings more than 100 years of cooking experience and education to the brand; each member with a passion for culinary innovation and menu development. Working in a state-of-the-art Culinary Center in Glendale, CA, and taking inspiration from a variety of sources – such as regional specialties, all-American classics and new twists on classic recipes – our team of chefs makes sure every item they create for our menu is an instant neighborhood favorite.