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The Rose Group Takes Fourteen Awards Away from the 2021 Applebee’s Conference

Scottsdale, Arizona - Awards from all aspects of the business were awarded to The Rose Group this year for excellence in the Applebee's System The Operator of the Year Award was presented to Bonnie Lippincott for the fifth time in fourteen years. The first time she received this award was in 2007 and then again in 2015, 2016, 2019 and again in 2021 for her dedication to operations excellence in all areas. Her commitment to building and maintaining a successful team keeps The Rose group at the top of their game. The Above Restaurant Leadership Award was presented to Dina Morgan as the first ever Above Restaurant Leadership Award! She is in the top 1% of all multi-unit leaders (over 250) in the country. Congratulations Dina, as you continually challenge our team to drive results in all areas of the business and not just for your district, but the entire...
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2020 PA Restaurant Neighbor Award

The Rose Group received the PA Restaurant Neighbor Award for the seventh time from the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association since 2006. Headquartered in Newtown, PA, The Rose Group currently owns and operates 52 Applebee's Grill + Bar restaurants and 2 Shannon Rose Irish Pubs. It is the 105th largest restaurant franchise company in the United States as ranked by the Restaurant Finance Monitor in its 2021Top 200 Restaurant Franchisees report and has over 3,000 active employees.
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The Rose Group Named Applebee’s ‘Operator of the Year’ and ‘Franchisee of the Year’

Beaver Creek, Colorado - September 20, 2019 - The Rose Group, franchisee of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, received top honors at the 2019 Annual Applebee's Conference. For the third time in five years, The Rose Group was awarded the exclusive 'Operator of the Year' and 'Franchisee of the Year' titles, in addition to receiving awards honoring The Rose Group's top team members and Applebee's locations. The Abe Gustin 'Franchisee of the Year' Award was named for the man who helped build Applebee's into one of the nation's most iconic brands in casual dining. It is given to franchisees who have achieved the highest standards possible for the Applebee's brand, restaurants, and guests. The Rose Group demonstrated a steadfast commitment to making the brand better, unyielding integrity, commitment to people, culture, and guest satisfaction, and their partnership in building a great brand. The...
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The Rose Group Receives Top Award from International Franchise Association for Charitable Service

NEWTOWN, Pa. - September 12, 2019 - The Rose Group, franchisee of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, was the Gold winner of the "Spirit of Franchising Award" presented by the International Franchise Association (IFA). The award recognizes charitable or community support programs that embody the spirit of "giving back to his or her local community." The Rose Group's award includes a $5,000 contribution by IAF to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), to which The Rose Group is a founding supporter. The Rose Group began its relationship with ALSF in 2005, with 67 restaurants participating in that year's fundraising promotion. Based on their example, there are now over 1,100 Applebee's restaurants nationwide participating. This year Applebee's locally and across the nation raised $1.5 million for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, bringing the fifteen-year total to over $11 million. The Spirit of Franchising Award also recognizes...
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The Rose Group receives Herman Silverman Cultural Leadership Award – April, 2019

The Michener Art Museum celebrates the unique connections between the arts and the business sector, at the Corporate Business Partners Program Annual Reception. A special benefit of membership in the Corporate Business Partners Program (CBPP), this signature event brings together over 200 guests to celebrate the region's leading business supporters and their outstanding commitment to the arts. The evening begins with cocktails and light refreshments and culminates with the presentation of the 5th Annual Herman Silverman Cultural Leadership Award. Celebrating the legacy of Museum co-founder and one of the CBPP's earliest and most ardent advocates, Herman Silverman, the award is given "in recognition of exceptional dedication to the advancement of arts and culture at the Michener Art Museum by the Corporate Business Partners." The Rose Group was awarded the honor this year celebrating 12 consecutive years of sponsoring the School Visit Program that has provided free admission to more than 49,200 students.  In...
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Applebee’s® Dine Brands Conference Awards – November 2018

At the annual Applebee's Conference, the Rose Group was recognized for our partnership and brand leadership.  As a respected franchisee, our Rose Group leadership team actively participates on various councils to provide leadership for the Applebee's brand. People Partner of the Year - Jeff Warden was acknowledged for his role as Chair of the (FPC) Franchisee People Council.  Under his leadership, the council is committed to the continual development of progressive people practices.  The FPC is comprised of a small number of Franchisee HR Leaders including Paul Rockelmann, who are charged with developing strategies that will benefit the greater Applebee's system.  The Rose Group provides leadership in various areas, whether employment onboarding or risk management, our HR team leads the Applebee's system in these programs. Technology Partner of the Year - Our IT team was recognized for our Rose Group leadership.  Both Rob Fuller and Bonnie Lippincott are part of the FTC...
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The Rose Group is the 57th largest restaurant franchise company in the United States

It's getting harder and harder to get on the coveted Restaurant 200 list - these A-list operators generated $37.5 billion in revenue last year and operated just under 27,000 restaurants. When the Restaurant Finance Monitor first calculated the list of the top restaurant operators back in 1989, there were just 13 companies that topped $100 million in revenue. And 10 years later the Wall Street Journal referred to the list in an article about "mega-franchisees." Back then, that meant an operator with 50 locations picking up a second brand. Compared to the average today of $187.5 million in annual sales and 135 restaurants, it's plain to see the term "mega" was a little premature-and at the rate the strongest operators keep growing, it may be still. This year eight companies added $100 million or more to their revenue. Altogether, the top 200 operators by revenue added $2.9 billion in top...
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Applebee’s® Presents Top Honors at 2017 Fall Franchise Conference

Awards Celebrate Franchisee and Vendor Efforts in Philanthropy, Hospitality, and Sales The Rose Group operations team was honored three times: Castor Avenue location received the "Highest Sales Growth" award; the entire teams' efforts shined by receiving the "Highest Online Ordering Percent"; and lastly, The Rose Group was named "Neighbor of the Year". The Lloyd Hill Neighbor of the Year Award: This award, newly named after one of Applebee's historic leaders who fueled unparalleled growth and championed its unique culture, recognizes the Applebee's franchisee that has demonstrated an infinite amount of generosity, compassion and care for their neighbors through a variety of causes, activities and initiatives. This year's honoree was The Rose Group. The Rose Group embraces every neighborhood they serve. From hosting more than 2,100 charitable events and fulfilling more than 2,000 donation requests to serving more than 27,300 free meals to veterans and active duty military. While already an extensive list,...
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Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association recognizes The Rose Group for excellence in community service

The Restaurant Neighbor Award was created by the National Restaurant Association to recognize restaurants that exemplify the industry's philanthropic spirit. This is the seventh time The Rose Group has been awarded this honor and marks six consecutive years of winning since 2011. The Rose Group has worked hard to build and maintain a culture of philanthropy and genuine connection between community members, employees at each local restaurant and those in their corporate office. Initiatives such as Flapjack Fundraisers and a partnership with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) allows employees at each location to support their communities need in a way that will create a real impact in their neighborhoods.
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2016: Operator and Franchisee of the Year

The Rose Group team was honored by Applebee's/Dine Equity for outstanding achievements in sales, operations excellence, and community service.  For the second consecutive year, and 3rd time overall, we received Operator of the Year honoring the leadership of every manager and the senior operations team.  For the second consecutive year, and 5th time overall, Harry Rose received Franchisee of the Year. We are the only franchisee that has won both awards in two consecutive years.  The Rose Group and nine other franchise groups were recognized as Heart of Applebee's Award recipients because of our outstanding support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation where we raised over $1.1 million this year.
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The Operator of the Year Award: Bonnie Lippincott of The Rose Group

This award recognizes an operator who is passionate about what they do at Applebee's, and goes above and beyond every day to ensure their restaurants and management teams exceed guest expectations. For the second year in a row, the award went to Bonnie Lippincott, Chief Operating Officer of The Rose Group for her leadership in building a high-performing team. Each day, Bonnie's restaurants provide Applebee's guests with a real and personal neighborhood experience, maintaining the highest internal standards of service.
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The Abe Gustin Franchisee of the Year Award: Harry Rose of The Rose Group

For the second year in a row, this year's Abe Gustin Franchisee of the Year Award recipient is Harry Rose, Chairman of The Rose Group. This annual award, named for the man who helped build Applebee's into the nation's iconic, casual dining brand, is given to franchisees who have achieved the highest standards possible for the Applebee's brand, restaurants and guests. The Rose Group demonstrates unparalleled commitment and passion for the brand and contributes to brand growth through: internal committee participation; collaborative philanthropic initiatives including raising more than $270,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation this year; consistent dedication to training and development; participation in product tests; and a constant dedication to ensuring all Applebee's guests have a consistently great dining experience in each of their restaurants. The Rose Group achieved the highest scores in all measurable areas of guest satisfaction and retention this past year.