8140 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Applebee’s International, Inc. develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain. The company is currently headquartered at 11201 Renner Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Applebee’s is moving in conjunction with Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLS (CSCS) that serves as Applebee’s exclusive purchasing agent for Applebee’s restaurants.
Applebee’s currently has approximately 340 full time equivalent employees, with an average wage of approximately $85,350. CSCS has approximately 38 employees, with an average wage of $108,700.
Applebee’s is currently in final negotiations with Executive Hills for a building at 8140 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri with apx. 100,000 square feet of office space. Personal property investment will likely be approximately $1.5 million. Applebee’s plans to be in their new headquarters by October, 2011.
Project Assistance: The City of Kansas City, Missouri has pledged sales and property tax abatement of approximately $147,000 through a Chapter 100 bond on the personal property of $1.5 million. The State of Missouri has pledged $9.9 million in Missouri Quality Jobs and $1.5 million in New Jobs Training. for Applebee’s and apx. $ 1 million in incentives for CSCS.
Special thanks to Chris Chung for his aggressive project management and to David Frantze, who was the attorney for Applebee’s.