Applebee’s® Statement Regarding Hurricane Sandy Restaurant Closings

Applebee’s and its franchisees have taken proactive steps to ensure the safety of our team members and guests related to Hurricane Sandy. Restaurants are closed in areas with an imminent threat, and those that may be impacted are operating in accordance with direction from public safety officials.

About Applebee’s

Applebee’s ( www.applebees.com ) is the world’s largest casual dining chain, with approximately 2,000 locations in 49 states, 15 countries and one U.S. territory. Based in Kansas City, Mo., Applebee’s takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® is a DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand, and is franchised and operated by Applebee’s Services, Inc. and its affiliates.

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