Legacy Apple LLC, led by second-generation president Jon Rolph, expands its franchisee portfolio through the acquisition of eight Applebee’s restaurants in the middle Tennessee area. Legacy Apple, a 20-year Applebee’s franchisee, now operates 41 Applebee’s restaurants in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kentucky and Tennessee.

“We strive to be a positive influence in our communities. Our purpose is to serve our guests with passion. We believe Applebee’s has a strong future because of the value it offers its guests,” says Jon Rolph, president, Legacy Apple. “We know that our success depends on creating value for our customers and becoming a good neighbor in our local communities.”

Legacy Apple LLC, based in Wichita, Kan., purchased the restaurants from Woodland Group. During the transition Applebee’s guests will not notice the ownership change and all current team members have been retained. Financial details of the sale will not be disclosed.

“As one of Applebee’s established franchisees, Legacy Apple is a committed partner who is helping to fuel our brand’s growth and momentum,” adds John Cywinski, Applebee’s President. “With deep roots in the brand and tremendous restaurant experience, we are pleased to see Jon and the Legacy Apple team expand into Nashville.”

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