Applebee’s Opens First Restaurant in Hawaii; Now Has Locations in All 50 States

by Katie Lee

Honolulu and Glendale, Calif. — Applebee’s® Grill and Bar began with a single restaurant in suburban Atlanta in 1980. Today it has more than 2,000 locations in 49 states, two U.S. territories and 17 countries, but there has never been a location in Hawaii — until now.

On October 3, 2016 Applebee’s opened its first restaurant in Hawaii, located in Ewa Beach on Oahu.

The new Applebee’s restaurant features the brand’s new American-made, wood-fired grill menu. A second Applebee’s location is already planned to open next year at the Ka Makana Alii Mall in West Oahu.

“For 36 years, Applebee’s has been America’s first choice neighborhood grill and bar, for guests all across the United States, and increasingly, around the world — with one exception, our great 50th state,” says Daniel del Olmo, president, international, DineEquity Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s. “I am delighted that as of today, we can say ‘Aloha’ to our friends and neighbors in Oahu and welcome them to the first Applebee’s in Hawaii.”

“We are delighted and honored that we are the franchise partner who at long last, has brought this great brand to Hawaii,” says Vince Espino, president, Apple Five-O LLC.

With more than 2,000 locations now in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and 15 countries, Applebee’s is one of the world’s largest casual dining brands. Applebee’s is franchised by subsidiaries of DineEquity, Inc., which is among the world’s largest full-service restaurant companies.


SOURCE: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

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