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Applebee’s Offered Free Appetizers in Hopes of Luring in 10,000 Job Candidates

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: An Applebee's restaurant serves customers on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. DineEquity, the parent company of Applebee's and IHOP, plans to close up to 160 restaurants in the first quarter of 2018. The announcement helped the stock climb more than 4 percent today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

May 17th was national hiring day for the Applebees chain. As a way to get more people to apply for jobs they did ‘Apps for Apps.”

Candidates received a coupon for a free appetizer for filling out a job application. The chain had 10,000 positions to fill and 40,000 people applied for jobs.

The appetizer category is the top selling category for Applebees.

 


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