This company must really enjoy casual dining in its neighborhood. Apple American Group is the largest franchisee of Applebee's with about 450 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in about two dozen states. The #1 casual dining chain in the US, Applebee's restaurants offer a full-service menu of beef, chicken, and seafood entrees, along with a wide selection of appetizers. Apple American's restaurants are found from coast to coast with large concentrations in the Midwest (Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania) and on the West Coast (California, Washington). Founded in 1998 by CEO Greg Flynn, Apple American is controlled by private equity firm Weston Presidio Service.