T.L. C Download Logo 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 community ba community-based outreach programs. News Facts 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 The group the Applebee’s group that has demonstrated the greatest commitment to serving its State Resta communities throughout the year. Last year, T.L. Cannon supported nonprofit and Neighbor a community-based organizations with more than $1.6 million in donations and community s fundraising activities throughout upstate New York and Connecticut. in a row Ap T.L. Cannon “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 Last year, T Companies. “Day in and day out, our staff, managers and leadership teams come nonprofit an together to support non-profit organizations in our neighborhoods.” organization million in don T.L. Cannon/Applebee’s invites groups to choose among a variety of fundraising activities thr 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 62 restaura “Last year we held more than 1,500 Flapjack Fundraiser breakfasts. Area youth Resource Li raising money for their schools and sports programs rolled-up their sleeves and T.L. Cannon/ 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. Tags T.L. Cannon, 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. Restaurant a Neighbor aw To view and subscribe to more news from Applebee’s/T.L. Cannon, visit http://www.pitchfeed.com/tlcannonapplebees/9358. 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. ### Short URL: http://pitch.pe/29728 About T.L. Cannon/Applebee's T.L. Cannon Companies is the franchisee for ApplebeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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/ Press Contact Allison Conte Office: 716-880-1487 Email: email@example.com Interview Request Allison Conte Office: 716-880-1487 Email: aconte@Mower.com © Copyright 2009 PitchEngine, Inc.