How one restaurant chain responded to disaster

Applebee’s shares the actions it took after deadly Joplin tornado

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is among the restaurant operators assisting relief efforts in Joplin, Mo., which was devastated by a recent tornado.

The May 22 tornado, the nation’s deadliest twister in six decades, killed at least 132 people and injured 900 others, while damaging some 8,000 commercial and residential structures in the southeastern Missouri city.

“It’s unbelievable the extent of the damage,” Bob Bonney, chief executive of th

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