Headquartered in the state of Missouri, Applebee's has fostered over 30 years of success with over 2,100 restaurants within the United States and 16 other countries worldwide. In 2007, Applebee's was acquired by DineEquity, the mother company of the restaurant chain, IHOP, for a total of US $1.9 Billion.
Applebee's Kuwait, managed and operated by Kout Food Group, was launched in 1999 and has strategically expanded operations locally with a total of 6 locations. The brand is well known for its attractive and friendly neighborhood atmosphere that offers a variety of moderately priced mainstream American and international dishes that boast of quality, innovation and world-class customer service. Applebee's Kuwait consistently leads the international markets by maintaining top ratings on Overall Guest Satisfaction Reports based on actual customer feedback.
Kout Food Group has been praised by DineEquity for the commitment in evolving the brand within the market by continuously connecting and tailoring the brand to the evolving customer expectations. As the first franchisee for the brand in the Middle East, Kout Food Group has successfully positioned Applebee's as a preferred dining destination for customers of all ages and the Group was recognized and awarded at the 2014 Applebee's Global Convention as the fastest growing franchisee in the MENA region.
Kout Food Group aims to expand Applebee's operations within Kuwait in the coming years in order to continually exceed the expectations of the growing casual dining segment.