RMH Franchise Corporation Acquires 33 Applebee’s

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

( Aug. 27, 2015 ) RMH Franchise Corporation, the 2nd largest Applebee’s franchise, has announced its acquisition of 33 Applebee’s restaurants located in Indiana and Ohio. The restaurants were purchased from Apple Sauce, Inc., a franchisee based in Crestview Hills, KY.

“These restaurants are a great strategic fit for us as they bridge our existing restaurants in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. We are very excited about bringing their operating teams into the RMH family and look forward to the continued growth of RMH,” said CEO Jeff Neumann.

 RMH acquired its first Applebee’s restaurants in December of 2012. Through new restaurant development and additional acquisitions, Atlanta-based RMH operates 173 restaurants, and employs more than 10,000 employees across 15 states. RMH is a portfolio company of an affiliate of ACON Investments, a Washington, DC-based international private equity investment firm.



RMH Franchise opened it's 140th Applebee's location in Phoenix, AZ on May 18, 2015.  The new location is located at 2651 N. 75th Ave in the Desert Sky shopping area.

In 2014, RMH Franchise Corporation grew by two locations adding one in Weslaco, Texas and one in Portland, Texas.  Furthermore, they revitalized 37 of their existing locations across the country, in order to better serve the guests in their neighborhoods.  RMH has plans for continued growth, throughout 2015, including a Spring opening in Phoenix, Arizona.

On December 20, 2013 RMH Franchise Corporation added 78 Applebee’s restaurants to the RMH Team.  These locations are located in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Arizona.  RMH has plans underway to revitalize some of these restaurant locations, and plans to build new restaurants in the coming years.   RMH continues its commitment to provide guests the best dining experience possible by serving our guests exceptional food and beverages with top quality service. New and exciting things are coming!

On June 28, 2013 RMH Franchise Corporation added 15 Applebee’s restaurants to the RMH Team.  Located in the Chicago area, RMH is committed to ensuring Chicago remains an important and viable market for the Applebee’s brand. RMH has plans underway to revitalize these restaurant locations, and plans to build several new restaurants in the coming years. The RMH locations purchased include; Bradley, Calumet City, Chicago (Grand Ave), Chicago (Cicero Ave), Country Club Hills, Crestwood, DeKalb, Elgin, Evergreen Park, Hodgkins, Joliet, Joliet South, McHenry, Peru and Zion, IL.


Desert Sky Opens

Posted on May 26, 2015


RMH Franchise opened it's 140th Applebee's location in Phoenix, AZ on May 18, 2015.  The new location is located at 2651 N. 75th Ave in the Desert Sky shopping area.

Huber Heights Revitalization

Posted on Feb 25, 2015

Huber Heights Remodel 02.24.2015

RMH Franchise remodeled their location in Huber Heights, OH and re-opened  on February 24, 2015.

The most noticeable changes at the revitalized Huber Heights restaurant include the over-sized, contemporary awnings that highlight the façade.  Inside, Applebee’s removed the pop-culture artifacts and added local photos and murals. Wall images also depict area school sports teams, and local community groups and organizations giving the restaurant a distinctly neighborhood feel.

As part of the remodel process, before bringing in the new artwork, Applebee’s was able to auction off the older décor and memorabilia. The location would like to announce that $3,383 was raised & will be donated to the Make- A- Wish Foundation.

Free Enterprise Award bestowed to Applebee’s General Manager John McKinney

Posted on Dec 10, 2012



General Manager, John McKinney (pictured above) and the Duncan Applebee's Team earned the Free Enterprise Award from the Duncan, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce. The Duncan Applebee's opened on December 10, 2012.


Posted on Dec 10, 2012

RMH Applebee’s and our Valued Guests, joined together in the month of May to help raise dollars for the American Red Cross. Through our Dining to Donate and Flapjack Fundraiser programs, the Applebee’s locations were able to generate $21,765.56 to support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma.

“All of us at RMH and our team members at Applebee’s were deeply affected by the tragedy in Oklahoma and we were determined to find a way to help those affected,” said Mario Cernadas. “We realized that by providing a chance for our guests to enjoy the great food at Applebee’s, while knowing that a portion of their check would go to help those in need, was a great way to accomplish this. Thanks to the generosity of our guests, we are delighted to help the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund accomplish their vital work in helping the region with its recovery.”

red cross photo

Pictured above is the check presentation to the American Red Cross.