A very well-known restaurant chain in Washington is rumored to be closing locations.

According to Today.com, Dine Brands Global, which owns Applebee's and IHOP, will be closing several locations across the country this year. In 2017, more than 100 Applebee's restaurants were shut down. In 2023, 33 Applebee's were permanently closed.

Applebee's operates 36 restaurants in Washington.

There's an Applebee's for each town in Tri-Cities. It's a popular place to take the family with something for everyone on the menu. From chicken wonton tacos to cocktails for those 21-years and over, there's something for everyone with an entire section on the menu for kids.

At this time, it's not known which Applebee's locations will be closing.

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Many of the locations that are chosen to close are struggling to perform. Dine Brands announced during an earnings conference call that they expect 25-35 Applebee's locations to close.  According to Eat This, Not That, this year's planned closures  continue along the trend of weeding out underperforming restaurants. While Applebee's had planned for 2023 to be a year of growth for the company, that didn't happen. 2024 it seems, won't be any different.

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I couldn't tell you the last time I visited an Applebee's. Although, as of this writing, TODAY seems like the perfect time. I wonder if they still have the amazing Appetizer sampler? Check that! They do! It's now called The Classic Combo. It features wings, spinach and artichoke dip, mozzarella sticks, chicken quesadilla, and tortilla chips.

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