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Prince Frederick Applebee's celebrates fresh new look with Hometown Heroes Day
August 6th, 2014

Restaurant christens its new digs with 20 percent off all day for local heroes, WMZQ Fall Fest Ticket Raid and FREE Appetizers for a Year grand prizePRINCE FREDERICK, MD (August 4, 2014). Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar at 555 Solomons Island Road North in Prince Frederick is serving up a new look, and to celebrate and thank local residents for 17 years of support, the restaurant is hosting Hometown Heroes Day this Saturday, August 9.All day long, fire department, EMS, police and military personnel will receive 20 percent off with valid ID, and from 2 to 4 p.m. D.C.'s country music station 98.7 WMZQ and DJ Michael J will be on hand celebrating local heroes and giving away tickets to WMZQ Fall Fest, one of the biggest country concerts of the year hosted at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., on Saturday, October 4.Additionally, the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department will be at Applebee's that day helping to raise money for the Calvert County Animal Welfare League. For a $1 donation, guests will receive a FREE Brownie Bite coupon. For a $5 donation, guests can choose between a FREE Kid's Meal or a $5 off $25 coupon.At 4 p.m., a grand prize of FREE Appetizers for a Year* will be raffled off to one lucky guest present in the restaurant. Our Hometown Heroes Day is the perfect way to thank our Prince Frederick neighbors for their support of our restaurant ever since we opened in 1997. It's our turn to give back to the community, especially our local, everyday heroes, said General Manager Marco Loredo. We love the people of Prince Frederick and could not be more excited and proud to bring them the best Applebee's has to offer with a completely overhauled restaurant. Prince Frederick locations head-to-toe makeover is part of Applebee's nationwide revitalization of its 2,000 restaurants. The most noticeable changes include installation of two new outdoor light-up Applebee's signs, as well as replacement of the exterior striped awnings with oversized, contemporary ones that elongate the building and highlight the facade. Inside, Applebee's removed the pop-culture tchotchkes and added photos and murals of local landmarks and events, like the Calvert Marine Museum and the annual Calvert County Fair, and sports teams, such as the Calvert Cavaliers and Huntingtown Hurricanes, giving the restaurant a distinctly neighborhood feel.Guests will also appreciate changes beyond bricks and mortar. New kitchen procedures mean guests receive fresh, hot meals faster than ever. Kitchen staff retraining will emphasize the finer culinary points in preparing the restaurant's most popular entrees. The company will also be recertifying team members to deliver superior service in a way that is uniquely Applebee's.The Prince Frederick restaurant is part of Potomac Family Dining Group, based out of Herndon, Va., which proudly owns and operates 69 Applebee's throughout Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.FREE Appetizers for a Year Facebook ContestPrince Frederick Applebee's is also continuing the celebration of its fresh new look online via its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ApplebeesPrinceFrederickMD with another FREE Appetizers for a Year* giveaway. To enter, guests must like the page by Sunday, August 17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. A random winner will be selected and notified Monday, August 18.*Free Appetizers for a Year grand prize good for one (1) FREE appetizer per week for 52 weeks at the 555 Solomons Island Road North location only. Appetizer Sampler and Ultimate Trios excluded. About Potomac Family Dining GroupPotomac Family Dining Group (www.potomacdining.com) owns and operates 69 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C., PFDG is focused on delivering a personalized, fun, friendly, carefree dining experience. Potomac Family Dining is also dedicated to ensuring that each location is reflective of its neighborhood and provides local residents, business professionals and travelers with a true neighborhood experience.
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