Apple Gold names LongHorn vet Frame COO

RALEIGH N.C. Bob Frame has been named chief operating officer of the Apple Gold Group, the fifth-largest franchisee of the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar system, officials said Thursday.

 

Frame will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Raleigh-based company’s 71 restaurants in North Carolina, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

 

 

 

Most recently, Frame was a regional vice president for LongHorn Steakhouse, overseeing 60 company-owned restaurants with $200 million in sales. Before that, he spent 13 years in various executive positions at Waffle House.

 

 

 

Frame earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree in science management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

“We're pleased to welcome the leadership and proven track record Bob?brings to our management team,” Apple Gold president and chief executive Michael Olander said.

 

 

 

Based in Lenexa, Kan., Applebee’s Services Inc. operates or franchises more than 2,000 Applebee’s restaurants. It is a subsidiary of Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity Inc.

 

 

 

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