APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL + BAR® NAMES APPLE AMERICAN GROUP 2021 FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR
Flynn Restaurant Group, the World’s Largest Franchise Operator, Receives the Abe Gustin Franchisee of the Year Award for Its Commitment to Brand Success, Operational Excellence, Guest Service and Community Involvement
Apple American Group LLC (AAG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group LP (FRG), the world’s largest franchise operator and one of the 20 largest food service companies of any kind in the United States, today announced that it has been named the 2021 Abe Gustin Franchisee of the Year by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar. Specifically, AAG is being recognized for its overall commitment to brand success, operational excellence, guest service and community involvement. The award was presented during the 2021 Applebee’s Business Meeting, which was held in Scottsdale on November 16.
This marks the fourth time AAG has been honored as Applebee’s Franchisee of the Year; it has also been honored four times as Applebee’s Operator of the year. With 441 restaurants in 23 states, AAG is Applebee’s largest franchisee and comprises approximately 27% of the Applebee’s system.
This is also the second time in as many months that a Flynn Restaurant Group subsidiary has been recognized as Franchisee of the Year for 2021. Just last month, Flynn’s subsidiary RB American Group LLC (RBA), the largest Arby’s franchisee with 365 units, was named Franchisee of the Year for the Arby’s system at the brand’s national convention in Atlanta. https://www.rbamerican.com/