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APPLEBEE'S NAMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ --- Applebee's Internati onal, Inc., (NASDAQ: APPB) announced today that D. Patrick Curran and Kenneth D. Hill have been named to the company's board of directors.  With these appointments, Applebee's has increased the size of its board to seven members, including three outside directors.
    Curran is chairman and chief executive officer of Cook Composites and Polymers, headquartered in North Kansas City, Mo.  He also serves on the boards of a number of companies, including Unitog Corporation, Sealright Co., Inc. and First Business Bank of Kansas City.
    Hill is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Applebee's International, Inc.  He joined Applebee's in April 1991, bringing more than 30 years of restaurant industry and franchising experience to the company.  Hill has been appointed to fill the board vacancy created by the recent resignation of John Hamra, the company's former chairman emeritus.
    Commenting on the new directors, Applebee's chairman and CEO Abe Gustin said,  "We are very pleased to welcome Pat Curran and Ken Hill to our board.  They bring with them a lifetime of business experience, which complements the caliber of our other board members and adds to the strength of our management team."
    Applebee's International, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., develops, franchises and operates a rapidly expanding national chain of 239 restaurants under the trademark Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar.
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    CONTACT:  Jack Falker of Swenson Falker Eilertsen Inc., 612-371-0000 or George Shadid or Sue Carroll of Applebee's International, 816-421-2501
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