Applebee’s ‘Buy 1, Provide 1’ Campaign Will Help Feed the Needy

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August is known for being one of Texas’ hottest months of the year, and let’s be honest; when it is hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk outside, the last thing you want to do is heat up your home on the inside by going through the motions of preparing a meal. Thankfully, this month there is a way for you to enjoy a nice meal within the cool confines of a restaurant and also give back to your community.

For the entire month of August, select Applebee’s locations throughout the state have partnered with several local food banks to bring forth the “Buy 1, Provide 1” campaign. For every entrée purchased at regular price, the restaurants will donate enough funds to provide one meal for individuals in need.

Applebee's Entree

Photo: Facebook/Applebee’s Grill and Bar (6464 E Northwest Highway, Dallas)

Apple Texas, a branch of SSCP Management, is a franchise partner with Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar and owns restaurants in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Houston, and East Texas. Altogether, 65 locations will participate in the “Buy 1, Provide 1” initiative.

“We always strive to be a great neighbor in the communities we serve and wanted to make sure to remember our neighbors in need while we serve our valued neighbors and guests,” said Chris Dharod, Chief Operating Officer of Apple Texas.

According to Feeding America, over 4 million people in the state struggle to find enough to eat. Of that number, just over 1.7 million are children. Map the Meal Gap, a nationwide research project regarding food insecurity, estimates Texas ranks number six in childhood food insecurity. The study estimates 23.8 percent of the total child population are likely to suffer from a lack of food to eat.

Furthermore, four of the state’s counties were estimated to contain over 100,000 food-insecure children. The counties were Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, and Bexar respectively.


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Altogether, Apple Texas has partnered with five food banks, one from each of the areas it provides services to. These include:

  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • East Texas Food Bank
  • Houston Food Bank
  • North Texas Food bank located in Dallas
  • Tarrant County Food Bank located in Fort Worth

So this month, instead of slaving away in the kitchen, let Applebee’s do the work for you. While they are at it, they’ll be working to make sure a family in your area is also able to enjoy a satisfying meal.