LIVONIA, Mich., January 29, 2014—Livonia-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), a family-owned restaurant group with an expansive portfolio of casual and fast-casual dining restaurants throughout the state of Michigan, announced today that it will rebuild its Ludington Applebee’s restaurant following a devastating fire earlier this month. The restaurant is expected to reopen this spring. TSFR Marketing Manager Jasmine Neveles made the announcement.
“We are humbled by the Ludington community’s support and outreach to our team during this time of rebuilding,” said Neveles. “As an advocate and partner in this community, we are committed to building a bigger and better Ludington Applebee’s that will enhance our guests’ casual dining experience, further allowing us to serve as an industry leader and retain the most talented work force.”
The new restaurant will not only feature Applebee’s re-modeled restaurant design, but it will also be a third larger to accommodate an additional 20 seats and feature the first outdoor patio in Michigan. The new Applebee’s design offers guest a more modern environment and expanded bar area, complete with local touches specific to the community that guests will recognize and appreciate. Whether guests are looking for a place to watch the big game or enjoy a healthy, family meal together, the newly rebuilt Ludington Applebee’s will offer a feel-good experience where families and friends can connect.
As part of TEAM Schostak’s loyal commitment to its employees and each of its communities that it serves, all Applebee’s employees are being compensated throughout the rebuild of the restaurant. Additionally, TEAM Schostak employees are actively working with local charities during this rebuilding process to further connect with and enhance the Ludington community.
The 65 Michigan Applebee’s are owned and operated by Livonia, Mich.-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants. An industry leader in attracting, developing and retaining the most talented work force, Team Schostak Family Restaurants proudly delights its guests and sets an unmatched standard of excellence.
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 restaurant 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 International, Inc. and its affiliates.
About TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants
Livonia, Mich.-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants is a family-owned restaurant group with an expansive portfolio of casual and fast-casual dining restaurants throughout the state of Michigan. With a commitment to quality operations, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants is an industry leader in attracting, developing and retaining the most talented work force that proudly delights its guests and sets an unmatched standard of excellence. For the past three decades, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants has expanded its restaurant catalog to include 65 Applebee’s, 61 BURGER KING restaurants, 11 Olga’s Kitchen establishments and four Del Taco restaurants. For more information, visit www.teamschostak.com.