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                APPLEBEE’S WINS 2009 STATE RESTAURANT COMMUNITY AW
                Restaurant group also wins “Neighbor of the Year” among all Applebee’s franch

                10.16.2009 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – T.L. Cannon Companies, the franchisee for
                Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in New York and Connecticut, was       Twitter Pitc
                recently recognized for supporting local neighborhoods and communities. The            Applebee's re
                                                                                                       were recently
                group won the 2009 New York State Restaurant Association's award for its
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                community-based outreach programs.

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                The Good Neighbor Award recognizes restaurants for outstanding community                 T.L. Cannon
                service in their communities. This is the fourth consecutive year Applebee’s was         for Applebe
                honored.                                                                                 Bar restaur
                                                                                                         Connecticut,

                T.L. Cannon also won Applebee’s coveted “Neighbor of the Year” award, among              for supporti
                                                                                                         communities
                approximately 50 other Applebee’s franchisees nationwide. That award recognizes
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                the Applebee’s group that has demonstrated the greatest commitment to serving its
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                communities throughout the year. Last year, T.L. Cannon supported nonprofit and
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                community-based organizations with more than $1.6 million in donations and
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                fundraising activities throughout upstate New York and Connecticut.                      in a row Ap
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                “We’re honored to be recognized by the New York State Restaurant Association and         “Neighbor of
                Applebee’s Services, Inc. for our efforts, but this award really belongs to our more     approximate

                than 4,000 employees across both states,” said Matt Fairbairn, CEO, T.L. Cannon          franchisees
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                Companies. “Day in and day out, our staff, managers and leadership teams come
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                together to support non-profit organizations in our neighborhoods.”
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                T.L. Cannon/Applebee’s invites groups to choose among a variety of fundraising
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                options that can be booked on its community site www.tlcneighborhood.com. One            and Connec
                program, the Flapjack Fundraiser, helped schools, sports teams and youth service         T.L. Cannon
                organizations raise more than $1.2 million last year. Applebee’s provides the venue      franchisee f
                and food for the breakfasts; the organization sells tickets and provides event           Neighborho
                volunteers.                                                                              and CT. It cu
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                “Last year we held more than 1,500 Flapjack Fundraiser breakfasts. Area youth
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                raising money for their schools and sports programs rolled-up their sleeves and
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                volunteered to serve 120,000 people pancakes,” Fairbairn said. “This is just one of    Site
                the programs we are proud to offer in the community.
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                The group also supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Special Olympics
                                                                                                       Applebees,
                through in-restaurant fundraisers, raffles, staff dress down days and more, and
                                                                                                       fundraising,
                offers multiple education-based programs through its Education Collaboration
                                                                                                       nonprofit, fla
                initiative.
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About T.L. Cannon Companies
T.L. Cannon Companies is the franchisee for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
in Upstate NY and CT. It currently owns and operates 62 restaurant locations.
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About T.L. Cannon/Applebee's
T.L. Cannon Companies is the franchisee for Applebee’s Neighborhood
Grill & Bar in Upstate NY and CT. It currently owns and operates 62 restaurant
locations.


Contacting T.L. Cannon/Applebee's
T.L. Cannon/Applebee's
180 Lawrence Bell Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-634-7700
Website: http://www.tlcneighborhood.com/

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Office: 716-880-1487
Email: aconte@mower.com

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