LENEXA, KS, Nov 06, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Applebee's Services, Inc. today announced the hiring of Angela S.
Hornsby as vice president, human resources. Hornsby, as a member of
the senior executive team, will provide strategic leadership for the
Company's human resources efforts including people and performance
practices, talent management, leadership development, and
organizational design and development. Hornsby's appointment is
effective November 11, 2008, and she will report directly to
Applebee's president, Mike Archer.
Hornsby possesses more than 12 years of human resources leadership
experience including serving as vice president, human resources and
vice president, learning and development for casual restaurant company
T.G.I. Friday's. In addition to her human resources experience,
Hornsby also has an extensive background in hospitality operations,
including her most recent post as vice president, operations west
division for T.G.I. Friday's.
Hornsby is the recipient of numerous honors for her work from leading
restaurant industry authorities, including the 2007 Motivator of the
Year award at the Elliot Leadership Conference. The award recognizes
individuals that are pioneering the way and setting new standards of
excellence in the area of human resources. She was also recognized
by the Women's Foodservice Forum with the Emerging Leader award in
"We are excited that Angela is joining Applebee's as we embark upon a
multi-year, multi-faceted strategic revitalization of the brand which
will benefit from her cultural leadership abilities," said Mike
Archer, Applebee's president. "Angela has specific strengths in the
areas of change management and organizational development, and this
will enable her to play a key role in crafting brand strategy."
About Applebee's Services, Inc.
Applebee's Services, Inc. and its affiliates, franchise and operate
restaurants under Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and is a
DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand. As of September 30, 2008, there
were 1,997 Applebee's restaurants operating system-wide in 49 states,
17 international countries and one U.S. territory, of which 480 were
company-owned. Additional information on Applebee's can be found at
the company's website (www.applebees.com).
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other similar terminology. These statements involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual
results to be materially different than those expressed or implied in
such statements. The Company cautions evaluation of such
forward-looking information in the context of factors discussed from
time to time in the news releases, public statements and/or filings
by the Company's parent, DineEquity, Inc., with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, especially the "Risk Factors" sections of Annual
and Quarterly reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. Forward-looking
information is provided by the Company pursuant to the safe harbor
established under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 and should be evaluated in the context of these factors. In
addition, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update
these forward-looking statements.