We enjoy giving back to the communities where our team members and guests live and work. Our restaurants regularly participate in fundraisers for local and national charities. And our team members contribute to The Jackson Fund, which provides financial support for their team members who are facing significant hardship.
RMH is proud to stand with Folds of Honor, an organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. In 2018-2019, Folds of Honor awarded nearly 4,000 scholarships to military families, providing nearly $20 million in educational support. We've donated over $100,000 for Folds of Honor since Veterans Day 2018.
This year, RMH Restaurants hosted a fundraiser for Folds of Honor during May’s Military Appreciation Month, raising over $50,000. Guests could purchase $1 and $5 paper flags to display at the restaurant and $1 of every 6-pack of Budweiser Discovery Reserve was donated to the cause.
Learn more about Folds of Honor at www.FoldsofHonor.org.
We have raised over $500,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) since 2016. The organization emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996 – 2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, and RMH is proud to be one of thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.
In July and August 2019, our restaurants raised $172,190 for the ALSF by selling paper lemons in $1, $5, $10 and $20 increments.
To learn more about ALSF, visit www.AlexsLemonade.org.
RMH regularly supports local schools, teams and area charities through our Flapjack Fundraisers, which have raised more than $1,200,000 for local charities since 2013. Simply sell tickets for a pancake breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday at one of our 131 restaurants. Your supporters will enjoy a delicious meal and you will raise money for your cause all while having fun! Register for an event today!
Students 12 and under who excel in academics or other areas determined by their teachers can receive an "A" is for Applebee's award card which can be redeemed for a FREE meal from our Kid's Menu. Teachers can request “A” is for Applebee's cards online!
Every December, our restaurants participate in The Giving Tree program. Each location partners with a local charity to put up a tree hung with gift requests. Guests and team members can purchase the items and return the gifts to the restaurant. These gifts are then distributed to the recipients by the local charity.
Contact Us if you would like to become a partner.
The Jackson Fund was established in 2012 to provide financial assistance to members of our team who find themselves in a financial crisis, brought on by a catastrophic life event. The Jackson Fund is supported solely by and for RMH team members.
Jon Jackson, a former Applebee’s Assistant Manager in Lincoln, NE was killed in an automobile accident. With the sudden loss of Jon, the Applebee’s community came together and raised over $4,500 for the Jackson Family. The Jackson Fund was named in honor of Jon Jackson and it continues to assist the RMH Team in times of need
Team Members can elect to contribute to The Jackson Fund through an automatic payroll deduction. Set up your own payroll deduction here.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to you and your colleagues of the Jackson Fund for the financial assistance you provided me recently. A broken water line under my home resulted in an expense that I could not afford and the Jackson Fund graciously provided the much needed help for me. I am proud to be a part of the RMH/Applebee's Corporation. Thank you all so very much!!!!!
The Jackson fund was a blessing for me when an unexpected medical situation came about. I had and still do have medical bills coming but the amount that was given to me for help with the bills is something I am very thankful for.