We're Passionate About Giving Back

The Apple American team resides in 23 different states, in countless cities and neighborhoods, but we’re all united by our shared passion for serving the communities around us. We believe in taking care of our own, including our Apple American team members and their families, our restaurant guests, and the communities surrounding our Applebee’s restaurants.

Caring for Our Own

Taking care of our own is at the heart of our team and core to our culture. That is why in 2015, we started the Family Fund to support our team members and their families when they are faced with unexpected challenges. The Fund is entirely employee-funded, with more than 63% of our team members participating.

These funds are used in a variety of situations including medical bills, financial struggles, and recently in North Carolina where several team members’ homes were flooded or destroyed during Hurricane Matthew.

The FRG Family Fund relies on contributions from our family of employees. We also happily accept donations from the community.
Contributions can be made to the FRG Family Fund by check (payable to FRG Family Fund Inc.), online credit card payment, or through payroll deduction. Payroll donation forms are available in each restaurant. Click to make an online credit card contribution through Network for Good.

Network for Good

Please contact the Family Fund at 216-525-2775 x1037 or with any additional questions.

The Impact of the Family Fund

  • 63% Employee Participation

  • $6,122,544 Donations Raised

  • 4,279 Grants Awarded


Apple American is proud to partner with many non-profit organizations and initiatives across the country. We’re not just about delivering exceptional dining experiences for our guests; we believe in bettering and serving the communities we serve.

Our Fundraising Efforts Across the Country

Apple American supports many charitable organizations across the country. These are just a few examples of how we give back to our community.

  • Apple American has helped raise $4,400,000 in support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a foundation raising awareness of childhood cancer.

  • Our restaurants in Ohio, Washington, Oregon and Idaho raised over $390,000 to help make wishes come true for children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • Our employees have "made a muscle to make a difference" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Summer Camp, raising over $1,400,000.

  • Our restaurants in Southern and Northern California, and our New England market, support the Special Olympics every year, donating over $525,000.

  • Apple American works with local schools, clubs and charities to raise more than $11,200,000 through Flapjack Fundraisers.


Are you interested in scheduling a fundraising event through one of our restaurants? There are several ways to partner with us, including Dining to Donate events, which provide an opportunity for eligible non-profit groups to earn a percent of food purchases, and Flapjack Fundraisers, which are pancake breakfasts hosted at Applebee’s.

Schedule A Fundraising Event