A transformation has taken place at the Applebee’s at 1057 Route 46 East. Step inside this Parsippany restaurant and you’ll spot it immediately: huge floor-to-ceiling photo collages featuring local high school students and other stars from the community are the centerpiece of a fully remodeled interior.
“Applebee’s is an important part of the Parsippany neighborhood and our colorful new photo murals reflect that,” said General Manager John Antosiewicz. The Parsippany Applebee’s is operated by Doherty Enterprises Inc., one of the largest franchisees in the U.S.
In keeping with Applebee’s “hometown” theme, the stars of the full-color wall art are students from neighboring high schools, including Oratory Prep in Summit, Whippany Park High School in Whippany, Parsippany Hills High School in Morris Plains, Parsippany High School and Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes.
Applebee’s guests will also notice that, to the delight of local sports fans, the restaurant’s interior has been populated with more HD flat screen televisions. Still, the focal points of the remodel are the colorful murals that entice diners to get up from their seats in search of photos of family and friends.
But Applebee’s doesn’t just talk about the neighborhood, it’s also actively involved. “Community connections are an important part of what we’re all about,” said Antosiewicz. “We help support our neighbors through fundraisers and sponsorships that benefit our schools, local organizations and neighbors in need. So, when giving the Parsippany Applebee’s a fresh look, we wanted to reinforce our genuine feeling for the community. Our new photo murals are the perfect way to salute our neighbors.”