A new focus on community at Applebee’s

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Applebee’s restaurants in Michigan are making a pledge to not only be a good place to eat, but also be a part of the community.

Team Schostak, a family-owned company out of Livonia, now owns dozens of Applebee’s restaurants in Michigan. It is now making a huge impact through investing in the individual communities it serves.

Each facility is getting a customized and unique local makeover. One of them is the Applebee’s on East Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon. They’ve taken down the old memorabilia that used to cover the walls and replaced it with murals that celebrate the West Michigan area and local community, including area businesses and high school sports teams.

They auctioned off the memorabilia online and raised more than $5,000 for Kids’ Food Basket.

The official ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of the Muskegon Applebee’s is Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Doors open at 11 a.m. Through 2 p.m., 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Muskegon High School Athletics Program. 

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