Doherty Enterprises Inc., one of the largest casual dining restaurant franchisees in the United States, is bringing its new community-themed concept to the Royal Palm Beach Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant located at 100 N. State Road 7.
The restaurant will be closed beginning Monday, May 18 and will re-open Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. to unveil its new warm and welcoming atmosphere at the grand opening event, where “Apple” and “Bee” will greet guests and take photos with kids.
The new community-themed look of Applebee’s focuses on education, nonprofit organizations and first responders in the Royal Palm Beach area, with wall décor consisting of photos from local high schools and universities, professional and college sports teams and community groups.
“We are excited to bring our new community-themed concept, which celebrates local organizations and their contributions to the community, to our Royal Palm Beach restaurant,” said David DiBartolo, vice president of operations at Doherty Enterprises. “The remodel highlights the outstanding schools and organizations that make up Royal Palm Beach and the surrounding area, and we are proud to welcome them to the Applebee’s family.”
New features to the interior of the 4,833-square-foot restaurant, which can seat up to 130 guests, include new booths and lighting along with 14 new flat-panel TV screens throughout, ranging from 46 inches to 70 inches in size. The exterior will also get an updated look, with fresh paint, awnings and signage, and a renovated entrance featuring new stonework and a trellis. As part of the remodel plan, staff will also undergo retraining to ensure that guests receive exceptional service from familiar faces.
Applebee’s also offers a lineup of delicious menu items and specials, including Pick ’N’ Pair lunch combos, select half-price appetizers after 10 p.m., kids eat free specials on select holidays, and Sunday Family Day, with all kids’ meals available for $1.99, dine-in only. For convenient carry out for days when dine-in isn’t an option, menu items are available for online ordering at www.applebees.com.