Shareholders approve Breeden’s board seat

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Shareholders of Applebee’s International Inc. elected activist investor Richard C. Breeden to the company’s board of directors during their annual meeting on Friday, Applebee’s said in a statement.

Officials also revealed that the company’s namesake casual-dining chain will introduce a marketing campaign next week with the theme "Grilling Fresh" and featuring celebrity chef Tyler Florence, according to media reports on the meeting. Menu

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