BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- T.L. Cannon Companies, the franchisee for 60 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in upstate NY and Connecticut, provided more than $2.2 million in fundraising and in-kind support to community nonprofits and organizations in 2013.
In recognition of its community-based programs, Applebee's Services Inc. presented T.L. Cannon with the 2013 "Neighbor of the Year" award, which is awarded annually to one franchise group out of approximately 40 in the nation for exemplary community service. This is the third time in six years that T.L. Cannon received the coveted award.
Additionally, T.L. Cannon also earned the New York State Restaurant Association's 2013 "Neighbor of the Year" award. This is the eighth year that the franchisee earned the award for outstanding service in communities throughout New York State.
"Receiving the 'Neighbor of the Year' award is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team at T.L. Cannon," said Matt Fairbairn, CEO, T.L. Cannon Companies. "We are committed to giving back to the people and organizations that call our neighborhoods home and look forward to continuing to do so."
To learn more about how Applebee's restaurants in New York and Connecticut support and give back to local communities or participate in these programs, visit www.tlcneighborhood.com.
About T.L. Cannon Companies
T.L. Cannon Companies is the franchisee for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Upstate NY and CT. It currently owns and operates 60 restaurant locations.
SOURCE T.L. Cannon Companies