Location of affected unit(s)
Athens and Salonika
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 July 2011
Employment effect (start)
15 July 2011
Foreseen end date
20 July 2011


Applebees, one of the largest casual dining chains in Greece has shut down and 150 employees remain jobless.

Greek press reports confirm that on July 19th, Applebee's chain of restaurants, operated by Milomel Hellas, shut down all of its 6 restaurants in Greece (Athens and Salonika), after 15 years of operation. The chain was earlier forced to close two more of its restaurants in 2009 in Athens and Thessaloniki due to social unrest and fires. In 2009 the chain showed a drop in turnover to 9.53 million euros from 11.74 million in the previous year, while its net results had shown losses of 924,000 euros, against earnings of 18,000 euros in 2008.


  • 19 July 2011: To Vima
  • 15 July 2011: Kathimerini


Eurofound (2011), Applebee's, Closure in Greece, factsheet number 72204, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72204.