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   Winners                                                          York, NE                                                          from the
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   December 2005                                                                                                                                                                      Volume V, Issue IV



  Altus Oklahoma welcomes Applebee’s to town                                                                                                                      A few
                                                                                                                                                                words from
  O
           n     November        7,     Applebee's     Lead Trainer. In past


                                                                                                                                                                our guests!
           Neighborhood Grill and Bar opened its       openings the lead trainer
           doors to the public in Altus, Oklahoma.     has always been a repre-
  Altus is located southwest of Oklahoma City          sentative            from
  and is just miles from the Texas/Oklahoma state      A p p l e b e e ’ s
  line. The small community is composed of             International.      After
  approximately 20,000 individuals. The restau-        Heithold       completes
  rant’s sales numbers reached over $84,000 in         training and certifica-
  the first week that they were open. Since then,      tion, Concord will be
  their average weekly unit sales have been about      able to boast its own in-                                                                                          Manhattan, KS
  $51,000.                                             house lead for all new                                                                                  A guest of the Manhattan, Kansas
             The management team for Concord's         Applebee’s openings.                                                                                    Famous Dave’s wrote that his service
  most recent restaurant addition is lead by Jon       When asked to describe                                                                                  was excellent and the food was the
  Penprase, General Manager. Other managers in         the Altus, Oklahoma                                                                                     best. Holly was an awesome server
  Altus include assistant managers Clinton Fitts,      opening       experience
                                                                                  The Altus management team hosts the ribbon cutting ceremony
                                                                                                                                                               because she had a great attitude and
  Jay Lancaster, and Jaime Fowler.                     Heithold          replied,
                                                                                  with the local Chamber of Commerce.                                          was very friendly. He ended with
             This opening marked the first             “busy!”
  Concord opening in which the training process                  Cody Trevino, Area Director for the announcement on page 4). Trevino said, “This              hopes of some day having a Famous
  of all employees was extended by three days.         property also experienced some firsts. This Applebee’s location was well received by the                Dave’s closer to where he lives, but for
  Kristin Heithold, Concord Support Center staff       was his first opening as Area Director for the community. A lot of local people have looked             now he will drive the 45 minutes to the
  member was also training in a new position as        new Oklahoma region (see promotion forward to us opening our doors.”                                    Manhattan location .




  Concord Convention creates a TEAM feeling                                                                                                                               Manhattan, KS
          oncord's annual convention began on          joined everyone for pictures during the dinner      maintenance.

  C       October 22 with General Managers,
          Area Directors, and Regional Directors
  arriving in Lincoln from all over the country.
                                                       festivities.
                                                                  On Monday morning, the south
                                                       region for Applebee's ventured across the street
                                                                                                                      After lunch the group was fired up by
                                                                                                           motivational speaker Brian Biro. Biro is
                                                                                                           known for his inspiring and empowering
                                                                                                                                                               A guest of the Manhattan, Kansas
                                                                                                                                                               Village Inn sent a note about her din-
                                                                                                                                                               ing experience at the newly remodeled
                                                                                                                                                               location. She said, "Not only was it a
  The 2005 theme for the convention was                to Concord's Downtown Lincoln location and          speaking on goal setting and how to achieve
  T.E.A.M.-Together Everyone Achieves More.            was educated on the new Fall menu, and the          them. At the end of his three hour “pump up”        beautiful interior, but so warm and
  This concept was incorporated in several ele-        final campaign for 2005--Steak and Shrimp           session all in attendance broke a board that rep-   friendly. I haven't been there for a
  ments during the four-day convention.                Combos. Then the support center staff wel-          resented an obstacle that they wanted to over-      while and I really enjoyed it. I was
             The events started off on a positive      comed the managers, and directors to the gen-       come in life. This high energy presentation         impressed when the server (Erin
  note with a friendly competition between the         eral session meeting through a tunnel-walk          concluded the meetings portion of the conven-       Smith) asked me if I'd like to add a fla-
  north and the south regions in a bowling match.      greeting, complete with music, clapping and a       tion.                                               vor to my coffee. What a surprise!
             On Sunday, a development meeting          lot of energy. The introduction of everyone                    Following a small break, the formal      She really seemed to know her menu.
  was the opener with the presenters, or "enter-       from the field was presented complete with          evening events included a social hour, dinner,      Again I was surprised when the man-
  tainment," being “Diamond” and “Cotton”              mock player cards of each Area Director and         awards presentation (see winners page 2 & 3)
                                                                                                                                                               ager (Shelly Moore) came to my table
  (Concord’s own “Support Center” version of           Regional Director. The meetings for the morn-       and dance. Overall the feedback from the
  “Sports Center”. The information was present-        ing were full of information for all attendees to   event was very positive and TEAM oriented.          to ask how my breakfast was. Our
  ed in a sportscaster style and the content           take and apply to their everyday restaurant                    Larry Bird, President and CEO of         meal came out nice and hot and was
  included looking forward to 2006 and what            operations.                                         Concord, stated, “It went well and I feel that      fast too. With this kind of service-
  Concord’s many focuses will be.                                 Monday afternoon consisted of four       our managers and area directors have useful         we'll be back!"
             Next, the managers and directors          breakout sessions covering the topics related to    information to return to their restaurants and
  participated in a community involvement proj-        Concord’s mission of Quality, Fun, Service and      share with their teams.”
  ect where each individual packed a box of            Community. Quality was presented by the
  items and wrote a letter for an American sol-        training and operations departments from the
  dier in Iraq. Dawn Rudd, Marketing Manager,          support center. The Fun presentation talked                                                                        North Platte, NE
  was the mastermind behind the project. "Even         about the managers creating both an enjoyable                                                           A grateful guest from Illinois wrote a
  though individuals put together a box and            and rewarding environment to each and every                                                             letter praising the staff at the North
  wrote a letter to a specific soldier, the idea was   employee through incentive programs and also                                                            Platte Applebee’s for providing her
  that Concord as a ‘TEAM’ showed its support          festive holiday decorating in the restauarants.                                                         newlywed daughter and son-in-law a
  for our armed forces," said Rudd of the project.     Nancy Harris and Debbie Roper shared key                                                                wonderful dining experience. The
             The final meeting on Sunday was a         elements pertaining to the Service aspect of                                                            couple was returning home from their
  Town Hall Meeting. This was specifically set         Concord through employee benefits and pay-                                                              honeymoon and stopped in North
  up to provide a forum for all of the General         roll topics. Finally, Dawn Rudd instructed the
                                                                                                                                                               Platte for dinner. She explained that
  Managers to speak to the executive team mem-         group on a Community piece. She offered a
  bers about issues in the restaurants.                discussion about being involved in the commu-                                                           manager Jamie Gould and server
             Sunday evening was topped off with        nities through events and sponsorship.                                                                  Elizabeth made the couple feel very
                                                                                                           Sunday night’s tailgate included a visit from the
  a Tailgate Dinner and Celebration. This event                   Tuesday morning began early for the      mascots. The apple and bee pose here with
                                                                                                                                                               special. She also stated, “the food was
  was a celebration of Concord hitting $100 mil-       Applebee’s north region when they took their        Brad Hohman, from AII, Maggie Stine, Vice           wonderful and the taste was enhanced
  lion in sales over a rolling 12 month time           turn to visit the downtown Applebee’s to learn      President, and Larry Bird, President & CEO.         by the way it was served.”
  frame. Each attendee was given a Thank You           about the Fall menu and the year’s final pro-
  gift for their part in achieving this incredible     motional campaign. General session presenta-
  goal. The restaurant mascots; the apple, the         tions filled the morning agenda with important
  bee, Bucky the bear, and Wilber the pig, also        issues such as earned comp and repairs &
                                                                                                                                                                          St. Joseph, MO
                                                                                                                                                               A traveler in St. Joseph, Missouri,
                                                                                                                                                               commented that he travels 200 days a
                                                                                                                                                               year and eats at a lot of casual dining
                                                                                                                                                               restaurants. Recently he was pleas-
                                                                                                                                                               antly surprised and satisfied at his din-
                                                                                                                                                               ing experience at the Applebee’s
                                                                                                                                                               Neighborhood Grill & Bar.             He
                                                                                                                                                               expressed that there was a level of
                                                                                                                                                               courtesy, professionalism and dedica-
                                                                                                                                                               tion to quality that inspired him to
                                                                                                                                                               write. He stated that his server Keri
                                                                                                                                                               was very pleasant and also that he
                                                                                              The group gets fired up by Brian Biro, Concord’s fea-            would visit again when in the St.
  All General Managers, Area Directors and Regional Directors pose for a picture with
  their TEAMhats on during the community involvement project.                                 tured speaker at Convention 2005.                                Joseph area.
Page 2                                                                          Concord Quarterly                                                            Volume V, Issue IV

 Quality                                                                                                                          QFSC Star Performers
                                                                                                                                                                              Carl
      Annual Awards Banquet                                                                                                                                                 Nienstedt
                                                                                                                                                                           General Manager
                                                                                                                                                                            Maryville, MO


    Concord’s 2005 Award Winners
                                                                                                                                                                             Applebee’s


                                                                                                                                                           Dona
                                                                                                                                                         Bouchard

         5 Years of Service
                                                                                                                                                         Area Director
                                                                                 10 Years of Service                                                    Gulf East Region
                                                                                                                                                          Applebee’s


                                                                                                                                                                               Roger
                                                                                                                                                                              Somers
                                                                                                                                                                             Information
                                                                                                                                                                             Technology
                                                                                                                                                                            Support Center


                                                                                                                                                           Chris
                                                                                                                                                          Kovach
                                                                                                                                                       General Manager
                                                                                                                                                       N.27th Lincoln, NE
                                                                                                                                                           Applebee’s


Pictured above from left to right are Todd Clement, GM at North Platte    Cody Trevino (center), Area Director for the Oklahoma Region received                               Stacie
Applebee’s, David Norman, GM of the Ardmore Applebee’s, Ryan Walker,
GM of the Rock Springs Applebee’s, Bill Winberg, EGM of the Scottsbluff
                                                                          recognition for his 10 years of service at Concord. Cody is pictured above
                                                                          with Maggie Stine, Vice President of Corporate Operations, John Gabel,
                                                                                                                                                                              Hooks
Applebee’s, Amanda Kotschwar, Payroll Specialist at the Support Center,   Chief Financial Officer, Nancy Bird, Vice President, and Larry Bird, Chief                     Human Resources
Paul Rieken, GM of Kearney Applebee’s, and Rachael Svoboda, GM of the     Executive Officer.                                                                              Support Center
Manhattan Applebee’s.



                                                                                                                                                        Michelle
                                      Commitment to                                                                   Innovative                         Sasek
                                        Excellence                                                                    Leadership                       Human Resources
                                                                                                                                                        Support Center

                                          Manhattan, KS
                                                                                                                     Randy Mutchie
                                          Famous Dave’s
                                                                                                                   Director of Training
                                                                                                                                                                              Carlos
                                         Craig Schreiber                                                                                                                      Lopez
                                         General Manager                                                                                                                   General Manager
                                                                                                                                                                             Laredo, TX
                                                                                                                                                                             Applebee’s



                                       Ideal vs Actual                                                             Spirit Award                            David
                                                                                                                                                          Norman
                                        Performance                                                                  Brian Farr                         General Manager
                                                                                                                                                         Ardmore, OK
                                                                                                               Information Technology
                                     North 27th-Lincoln, NE                                                                                               Applebee’s
                                                                                                                   Support Center
                                           Applebee’s
                                         Chris Kovach
                                       General Manager                                                                                                                        Eddie
                                                                                                                                                                             Hackett
                                                                                                                                                                        General Manager
                                                                                                                                                                       Bayou-Pensacola,FL
                                                                                                                                                                          Applebee’s
                                                                                                               General Manager
                                Annual Sales Increase                                                            of the Year                              Craig
                                                                                                                                                          Dessel
                                                                                                                                                       General Manager
                                    Nine Mile-Pensacola, FL                                                         Dawn Sherrill                         Hays, KS
                                          Applebee’s                                                               General Manager                       Village Inn
                                     Teresa Clifton-Wasko                                                            Lawton, OK
                                       General Manager                                                               Applebee’s                                                 Bill
                                                                                                                                                                              Winberg
                                                                                                                                                                            General Manager
                                                                                                                                                                             Scottsbluff, NE
                                                                                                                                                                               Applebee’s
                                         Restaurant                                                               Area Director
                                       Operating Profit                                                            of the Year                            Maria
                                                                                                                                                        Parkinson
                                           Lawton, OK                                                               Greg Mathews                        Area Director
                                           Applebee’s                                                               Area Director                      Wyoming Region
                                          Dawn Sherrill                                                           North Texas Region                     Applebee’s
                                         General Manager                                                              Applebee’s

                                                                                                                                                                               Jen
                                                                                                                                                                              Stokes
                                                                                                                                                                             Exec. Admin
                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant
                                  Rookie of the Year                                                         Most Valuable Player                                           Support Center


                                      David Hotovy                                                                 Maggie Stine                          Kyle
                                     General Manager                                                              Vice President of                    Hovermale
                                   Downtown-Lincoln, NE                                                         Corporate Operations                   General Manager
                                       Applebee’s                                                                                                         York, NE
                                                                                                                                                         Holiday Inn
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Service                   QFSC                                                                                NEWS                                          Benefits
                                                                                                                                                          Announcement
Special Service Awards                                                                                        BRIEFS
presented to each concept
                                                                                                                                                       Summary Annual Report


                                                                                                          More AOA news                                CONCORD EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN

                                                                                                          Yet another Concord Applebee’s has           This is a Summary of the Annual Report for:
                                                                                                          achieved an outstanding AOA score.
                                                                                                                                                       CONCORD EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN
                                                                                                          The North 27th Street location in
                                                                                                                                                       Employer Identification Number 47-0710404
                                                                                                          Lincoln, NE was given a 677 score in         for the period 7/1/04 through 6/30/05.

                                                 F
                                                       our Village Inn restaurants received outstand-     October. The score itself is a great
                                                       ing service awards at the Annual Awards ban-       achievement, but the restaurant was          Type of Welfare Plan (s):
                                                       quet. Recipients include Craig Dessel from         able to reach an all time high of 193        Health Insurance
                                                 Hays, Kansas, Lynn Herian, Norfolk, Nebraska,            out of 215 in the food safety category.      Life Insurance
                                                 Janet Cannon from Emporia, Kansas, and Tony              This puts them at an exceptionally           Dental
                                                 Nielsen from Columbus, Nebraska.                                                                      Vision
                                                                                                          good standing with regards to restau-
                                                                                                          rant operations.                             Temporary Disability
                                                                                                                                                       Long-Term Disability
                                                                                                          RDO/AD Camp                                  The annual report has been filed with the
                                                                                                          The Regional Directors of Operations         Employee Benefits Security Administration,
                                                                                                          and Area Directors met in York,              as required under the Employee Retirement


  K
          yle Hovermale, General Manager from the                                                         Nebraska on December 11-13 for               Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
          York, Nebraska Holiday Inn wins a service                                                       meetings focusing on several topics.
          award based on outstanding service provid-                                                                                                   The Plan sponsor: CONCORD HOSPITAL-
                                                                                                          Important information was covered on
  ed by the housekeeping, maintenance, guest servic-                                                                                                   ITY, INC.
                                                                                                          2006 strategies, budgets, earned comp,       Has committed itself to pay certain medical
  es, and banquet staff at the property.
                                                                                                          ideal vs. actual, financial reviews,         claims incurred under the terms of the plan.
                                                                                                          training of managers, ApplePM, 2006
                                                                                                          KPI, 2006 marketing plans, cooling           Insurance Information
                                                                                                          chart/master labels, and PPC training.       ------------------------------


                                                        raig Schreiber, General Manager at
                                                                                                          Construction News                            The plan has contract (s) with the following
                                                                                                                                                       insurance carrier (s):

                                                 C      Concord’s only Famous Dave’s wins an
                                                        award that was achieved by meeting guest
                                                 service standards set by Famous Dave’s Barbeque of
                                                                                                          Construction in Ada, Oklahoma is
                                                                                                          underway. Concord is setting its
                                                                                                          sights on a Spring opening for the
                                                                                                                                                       AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE
                                                                                                                                                       PRINCIPAL LIFE INSURANCE CO
                                                                                                                                                       UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF
                                                 America.                                                 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar          AMERICA (LONG-TERM DISABILITY)
                                                                                                          location. This restaurant will be the        UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF
                                                                                                          forty second Applebee’s for the fran-        AMERICA - LIFE
                                                        ixteen Concord Applebee’s locations               chise group.

                                                 S      achieved a high score on their Applebee’s
                                                        Operations Assessment and were recognized
                                                 with service awards at the awards banquet. Scott
                                                                                                                                                       To pay certain claims incurred under the
                                                                                                                                                       terms of the plan. The total premiums paid
                                                                                                                                                       for the plan year ending 6/30/05 were
                                                                                                                                                       $176,386.
                                                 Purcell and Brad Hohman from Applebee’s
                                                 International presented the awards to all of the gen-
                                                 eral managers. All of the winners are pictured to                                                     Your Rights to Additional Information
                                                                                                                                                       --------------------------------------
                                                 left, they are Dawn Sherrill, Lawton, Oklahoma;
                                                                                                                                                       You have the right to receive a copy of the
                                                 Danielle McChriston, Wichita Falls, Texas; Kristy
                                                                                                                                                       full annual report, or any part thereof, on
                                                 Mosier-Parker, Crestview, Florida; Veronica
                                                                                                                                                       request.
                                                 Vasquez, South Loop location in Lubbock, Texas,
                                                 Mike Berry, Boulevard location in Amarillo, Texas,
                                                                                                                                                       To obtain a copy of the full annual report, or
                                                 Mark Redmond, Ocean Springs, Mississippi,                                                             any part thereof, write or call the office of:
                                                 Richie Ayala, North McAllen, Texas, Eric
                                                 Martinez, Corpus Christi, Texas, Leo Gomez, South        Heavy equipment prepare the site for the
                                                                                                          next Applebee’s to be built by the           CONCORD HOSPITALITY INC.
                                                 McAllen, Texas, Joe Sanches, Harlingen,Texas, Bill                                                    1701 WINDHOEK DRIVE
                                                                                                          Concord franchise group.
                                                 Winberg, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Carl Nienstedt,                                                       LINCOLN NE 68512
                                                                                                          Taste of Columbus
                                                 Maryville, Missouri, Chris Kovach, North 27th                                                         402-421-2551
                                                 Lincoln, Nebraska and Doug Schliefert, Grand
                                                 Island, Nebraska. Not pictured Nick Perry, 4th                                                        who is the plan sponsor.
                                                 Street location in Lubbock, Texas.                       The Concord Applebee’s location in
                                                                                                          Columbus, NE participated in the
                                                                                                                                                       The charge to cover copying costs will be

Community                                                                       ` QFSC
                                                                                                          Taste of Columbus event on October           $1.25 for the full annual report, or $0.25 per
                                                                                                          9. Over 400 people attended the com-         page for any part thereof.
                                                                                                          munity        event,        including

Fall eventful for York, NE properties
                                                                                                          Congressman Tom Osborne and his              You also have the right to receive from the
                                                                                                          wife, Nancy. The Applebee’s booth            plan administrator, on request and at no
                                                                                                          served Three Cheese Penne Pasta and          charge, a statement of the assets and liabili-
       unday, October 30 was the date of              hosted the York Chamber of Commerce Business                                                     ties of the plan and accompanying notes, or

S
                                                                                                          Dulce Cheesecake, which seemed to
       Spooktacular, a Halloween celebration,         Afterhours event, which gave Chamber members        be a hit with the crowd, as many             a statement of income and expenses of the
       where over 300 trick-or-treaters visited the   an opportunity to socialize in a casual, relaxed    returned for seconds. The Columbus           plan and accompanying notes, or both. If
York Holiday Inn. Local businesses, including         setting. Over 200 Chamber members enjoyed           team had a great time at the event !         you request a copy of the full annual report
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, handed           cocktails and appetizer at the event, where they                                                 from the plan administrator, these two state-

                                                                                                          Norfolk parade
out candy to the costume-clad ghouls and goblins      were also given a Holiday Inn coffee mug filled                                                  ments and accompanying notes will be
that then went on to play games and enjoy snacks      with apple cider mix, cinnamon sticks and an                                                     included as part of that report. The charge to
in the reception area.                                Applebee’s to-go menu as a thank you for attend-    Concord’s Norfolk, Nebraska Village          cover copying costs given above does not
          Three trick-or-treaters were awarded        ing.                                                Inn participated in the city’s annual        include a charge for the copying of these
prizes for their outstanding costumes in the cos-                In addition, this particular Business                                                 portions of the report because these portions
                                                                                                          Parade of Lights in November. Jaye
tume contest. While the judges had a difficult        Afterhours event was also teacher appreciation                                                   are furnished without charge.
                                                                                                          Adkins, Assistant Manager said, “It
time deciding, the winning costumes included a        night. To honor the educators who were attended,    was nice to see the employees
princess, Little Debbie and Chubacca.                 Applebee’s handed out a free dessert cards to                                                    You also have the legally protected right to
                                                                                                          involved. Lynn and I already have big-       examine the annual report at the main office
          Spooktacular was free to the public,        enjoy a complimentary dessert on their next visit   ger and better plans for a float for next    of the plan:
however attendees were asked to bring a non-per-      to the restaurant.                                  year.” She added that lots of people
ishable food item to donate to the Blue Valley                   Both events proved to be successful,
                                                                                                          were out for the parade and Bucky was        1701 Windhoek Drive
Community Action Partnership Program.                 thanks to the outstanding teamwork displayed by
                                                                                                          a BIG hit!                                   Lincoln Ne 68512
          On November 18, Holiday Inn also            the Applebee’s and Holiday Inn staff members.
                                                                                                                                                       and at the U.S. Department of Labor in
                                                                                                                                                       Washington, D.C., or to obtain a copy from
                                                                                                                                                       the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment
                                                                    Spooktacular atten-                                                                of copying costs. Requests to the
                                                                    dees fill the ball-                                                                Department should be addressed to:
                                                                    room at the York
                                                                    Holiday Inn, where
                                                                    local vendors and                                                                  Public Disclosure Room, Room N-1513
                                                                    children’s games                                                                   Employee Benefits Security Administration
                                                                    were set up. The                                                                   U.S. Department of Labor, 200
                                                                    event provided a                                                                   Constitution Avenue, N.W.
                                                                                                          Lynn Herian, General Manager, and Jaye
                                                                    safe and fun envi-                                                                 Washington D.C. 20210
                                                                                                          Adkins, Assistant Manager ride their
                                                                    ronment for young
                                                                                                          Village Inn float in the Parade of Lights.
                                                                    trick-or-treaters.
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NEWS FROM THE FIELD...                                                                         Quality                                                                          QFSC
                               Bill Winberg, EGM                                              AD and RDO Changes
                                                                                                      oncord has seen some changes in its
                        Bill Winberg, General Manager of the Scottsbluff Applebee's,
                        was promoted to Executive General Manager in September.
                        Bill's hard work and dedication has made him a key player with
                                                                                              C
                                                                                              Trevino.
                                                                                                      leadership in the last quarter of 2005.
                                                                                                      This includes the promotion of Cody

                        the Concord Team. He has consistently met high standards with                    Cody Trevino, General Manager of
                        scoring high on six AOAs in a row. He has been an active mem-         the Amarillo Boulevard Applebee's, has become
                        ber in the Concord roundtable and has given many insightful           Area Director of the newly created Oklahoma
                        ideas to all areas of Concord restaurant operations.                  Region! Cody has consistently demonstrated
                                                                                              Quality, Fun, Service, and Community in all he
                                                                                              has done since joining Concord in 1995.
                                         Jen Hansen                                                      Cody began his Concord career in
                                                                                              March of 1995 as a line cook at the Amarillo                    Cody Trevino
               Jennifer Hansen has recently become the General Manager of the                 Soncy location. In September of 1998, Cody             Area Director, Oklahoma Region
               Columbus, Nebraska Applebee's location! Jennifer began her career with         was promoted to Assistant Manager in Ardmore.
               Concord in July of 2002 at the Kearney, Nebraska restaurant. Jennifer was
                                                                                              In April of 2001, Cody then became General
               promoted to management in August 2003 and has traveled to York,                Manager of the Lubbock South Loop location.
               Nebraska; Laramie, Wyoming; and most recently in Grand Island,                 In 2002 he moved to fill the role of GM at the
               Nebraska as AGM. Jennifer is looking forward to making a mark for her-         Amarillo Soncy restaurant. In November 2004,
               self in Columbus and being the face of Applebee's in her community.            Cody moved yet again and opened Amarillo
                                                                                              Boulevard as GM, where in July 2005, Cody
                                         Mike Berry                                           became Concord's second Executive General
                                                                                              Manager. Cody has also been accepted to the
                  Mike Berry became the General Manager of the Amarillo Boulevard,
                                                                                              Leadership       Institute   with     Applebee's
               TX Applebee's location in October, 2005! Mike has been with Concord            International. It is Cody's determination, apti-
               since August of 2004. Mike also opened Amarillo Blvd. as an Assistant
                                                                                              tude, and knowledge of the business that posi-                  Charles Kono
               Manager. He has an extensive background in culinary arts and has been          tioned him for this next challenge.                    Regional Director of Operations
               part of a variety of dining establishments throughout Amarillo. Mike is                   Charles Kono, Director for Famous            for Applebee’s South Region,
               ready to get something cookin’ at the Boulevard location.
                                                                                              Dave's and Village Inns, has become South              Famous Dave’s and Village Inn
                                                                                              Regional Director for Applebee's, as well as
                               Danielle McChriston                                            continuing with Famous Dave's and Village
                                                                                              Inns. Charles has been with Concord for two
                 Danielle McChriston became General Manager of Wichita Falls, TX              years. During these two years has certainly
                 Applebee's on October 10, 2005! Danielle began her career with
                                                                                              made known, to the Manhattan community, that
                 Concord in August 2002. In March 2005, Danielle was promoted to              "Famous Daves' is in their town" --working dili-
                 AGM of the Wichita Falls location. Danielle has been a big part of the
                                                                                              gently with the military bases and Kansas State
                 Wichita Falls store and is looking forward to seeing continued growth in     University.
                 this location.                                                                          Prior to joining Concord, Charles was
                                                                                              with A.I.I. as Director of OPS Excellence.
                                        Joe Sanches                                           Charles has been in the restaurant industry his
                  Joe Sanches has been selected to be the new General Manager of the          entire professional career and brings with him a
                                                                                                                                                               Ron Earley
                  Harlingen, Texas Applebee’s location. Joe has a wealth of knowledge         wealth of innovative ideas. Charlie is leading
                                                                                              the South, Famous Dave's, and Village Inn              Area Director, Gulf West Region
                  in restaurant operations and several years of experience in manage-
                  ment. He has also been a part of the Concord team for a year at the         Teams effective December 23, 2005. Charles'        years. Ron is also active in the Q F S C -
                  Harlingen location. Joe brings many ideas in which to move the              new role will allow him to utilize his talents     Community. His personal Involvement in the
                  restaurant forward.                                                         company wide and further strengthen the restau-    Y.M.C.A., Childrens' Advocacy Center,
                                                                                              rant concepts.                                     Association for Retarded Citizens and the Water
                                                                                                         Ron Earley was hired in October 2005    Front Rescue Mission lists only a few of the
                                       Jon Penprase                                           and began his Area Director duties for the Gulf    organizations that Ron has committed to help-
               Jon Penprase kicked off his General Manager career with a bang by              West market in December. Ron's 15-year expe-       ing; making a difference in the lives of others.
               opening the Altus, OK Applebee's location in September 2005! Jon has           rience has also been in the restaurant business               These individuals strengthen our lead-
               been with Concord since May 2003. He started at the Amarillo Soncy             ranging from fast food to casual dining. He has    ership even greater, providing heightened exe-
               location and assisted in opening Amarillo Boulevard as the Kitchen             been recognized for many accomplishments           cution of the 2006 strategic plan and opening
               Manager in December of 2004. Jon is looking forward to additional              such as General Manager of the Year, and the       growth opportunities for all people within
               challenges with his career with Concord in the future.                         Highest Profitability Increase award. Ron's        Concord restaurants concepts. These individu-
                                                                                              leadership style is demonstrated by his promo-     als, as well as all management, will support our
                                                                                              tion of many individuals from within his own       growth and ensure that the "right people are in
                                      Tammy Bailey                                            organization to management positions, leading      the right places at the right times" with the tools,
                 Tammy Bailey was promoted to be the new General Manager at the               him to maintain the lowest turnover for three      knowledge and training necessary to excel.
                 Sandestin, Florida Applebee’s. Tammy has taken on the task of running
                 the restaurant with a lot of energy and positive attitude. She brings sev-
                 eral years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to Tammy’s
                 promotion she was an Assistant Manager at Concord’s Crestview
                 Applebee’s location.
                                                                                                                                Congratulations
                                                                                                                            Kevin and Rebecca Cacek on the birth of their son
                                      Chris Worden                                                                                Braden Edwin on December 1, 2005
                 Chris Worden became the General Manager of Laramie, WY Applebee's
                 in October 2005. Chris has been with the company since September
                 2003. Chris has worked at both the Gateway location in Lincoln, NE
                 and the Rock Springs, WY location. In June 2004, Rock Springs had
                 record breaking sales leading Concord in opening week sales, and plac-
                                                                                               Fun                                                                               QFSC
                                                                                                         Smile...
                 ing second overall for all the Applebee's in 2004. Chris is looking to
                 take the knowledge he gained and build his team in Laramie.


                                      Randy Everett                                             You’re on Concord Camera
                 As the new General Manager of the Airport location in Mobile,
    photo        Alabama, Randy Everett has been a driving force in creating a solid
     not         environment of fun and productivity. Randy has been with Concord
  available      since September of 2002. Prior to becoming the General Manager
                 hewas an assistant manager for a time at each Mobile location.




                      Concord Quarterly
                   is a publication of Concord Hospitality, Inc.
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                                 Lincoln, NE 68512.

  Special thanks to Joe Armstrong, Annie Neal, Maggie Stine, Michelle Sasek,
                              and Lisa Downing.

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