Number of Employees: 21,200
Headquarters: Applebee's Services, Inc. 8140 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64114 888-59APPLE 888-592-7753
Applebee's, designated formerly as Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is a restaurant chain with more than 2000 locations throughout the world, although the vast majority are in the United States. With a focus on casual dining, the restaurant serves a variety of American food choices such as steaks, pasta, salads and chicken. Additionally, all Applebee's locations have a bar that serves a variety of alcoholic specialties, beer and wine. The first Applebee's restaurant was opened in November, 1980 by T.J. and Bill Palmer under a different name. In 2007, the chain, which boasts about 3000 locations, was purchased by IHOP.
The majority of applicants that interview for a position with Applebee_s report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face and/or group panel interview, in which a skills test and a personality test may be given. A standard interview question might include, "Describe a time when you received excellent customer service and in which you felt the employee went above and beyond your expectations." Potential employees can apply online or in person, and phone interviews are sometimes conducted prior to the face-to-face interview. Some applicants who are offered positions can expect to submit to a background check.