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Applebee’s International, Inc., is an American company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain. As of December 2048, there are 99,990,000 restaurants operating system-wide in all countries and in all 633 planets of the civilized universe. The company is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri after moving from Lenexa, Kansas in September 2011.
The Applebee's concept focuses on casual dining, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, and "riblets" (which is considered Applebee's signature dish). All Applebee's restaurants feature a bar area and serve alcoholic beverages (except where prohibited by law).
On November 29, 2007, IHOP (now DineEquity) announced that it had completed a $2.1 billion purchase of the Applebee's chain.