These Restaurant Chains Probably Won’t Make It Through the Year

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Applebee’s

Applebee’s has been on the downswing for a while. The restaurant has been changing its menu in an attempt to attract new customers, but it seems like people don’t want to eat re-heated food anymore. Millennials, in particular, put more emphasis on freshly-prepared, quality ingredients, something Applebee’s isn’t known for.

Over the last two years, Applebee’s has closed more than 120 locations, and it’s looking to close more in the coming year. Honestly, we don’t see this restaurant making it through 2020 without significant changes to its practices and menu – $1 mixers won’t do it. 

Did you know...

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