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Applebee's in Peru remodeled

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 4:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 10:51 a.m. CDT

PERU — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar at 1507 36th St. in Peru has been recently remodeled with the official re-opening set for 11 a.m. Nov. 19.

On the menu: A remodeled interior with warmer color tones, contemporary design; features specific to the neighborhood the restaurant serves; service improvements; and new food and drink selections.

The Peru Applebee’s is owned and operated by RMH Franchise Corporation, based out of Lincoln, Neb.

“Applebee’s is breathing new life into our restaurants, giving them stronger connections to their individual neighborhoods and providing our guests with renewed experiences,” said Katie Pino, director of operations for the Peru area.

The most noticeable changes at the revitalized Peru restaurant include the over-sized, contemporary awnings that highlight the façade. Inside, Applebee’s removed the pop-culture artifacts and added local photos and murals. Wall images also depict area school sports teams, and local community groups and organizations.

As part of the remodel process, before bringing in the new artwork, Applebee’s was able to auction off the older décor and memorabilia. The location will announce the amount raised and to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois at its ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19.

“We are very excited about the new remodel and proud to be part of the Peru community. We hope that our remodel reflects our commitment to keeping the community fun and new,” said Pino. “We invite everyone to come in and see what’s new.”

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