Keystone Apple Inc. Announces Grand Re-opening of Applebee’s in Colonial Park to Celebrate 20-year Anniversary

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Keystone Apple Inc. announces the grand re-opening of the Harrisburg region’s first Applebee’s location at 4401 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg (Colonial Park) after its revitalization and remodel. The re-opening was Tuesday, January 21st and coincides with the location’s 20-year anniversary since its doors originally opened in 1994.

The Colonial Park Applebee’s underwent a remodel over the past few days and is emerging with a completely updated interior, new seating, a new modern feel, and a reinvigorated service team. The interior and exterior have been modernized with photos and murals that reflect the local neighborhood. Along with the visual changes, the service team has undergone new training and procedures to deliver superior service in a way that is uniquely Applebee’s. Guests can expect a fresh experience with the new look in the neighborhood.

As Harrisburg’s first Applebee’s location, this restaurant was Keystone Apple Inc’s original Applebee’s franchise opening in 1994. Since then, they have opened seven (7) additional locations throughout the region with locations in Harrisburg, Carlisle, Lancaster, York, Ephrata and Hershey. Keystone Apple Inc. is based in Mechanicsburg, PA. The company is locally owned and operated and has been serving the Harrisburg region for 100 years.

“We have remodeled this location to modernize our guests’ experience and provide our signature Applebee’s menu and service. We invite everyone to come see what’s new in the neighborhood” says Tim Davenport, VP/General Manager of Keystone Apple Inc.

Applebee’s and its franchise partners are revitalizing all of the restaurant chain’s approximately 2,000 locations by the end of 2014.

About Applebee's Services, Inc.
Applebee’s ( is the world’s largest casual dining chain, with approximately 2,000 locations in 49 states, 15 countries and one U.S. territory. Based in Kansas City, Mo., Applebee’s restaurant takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® is a DineEquity, Inc. brand, and is franchised and operated by Applebee’s International, Inc. and its affiliates.

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Laura M. Bunn