GEAB&P represents John Cywinski, new President Of Applebee’s Restaurants

DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, has announced that John Cywinski has been appointed President, Applebee’s, effective March 9, 2017. Mr. Cywinski most recently served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Innovation and Marketing at Brinker International, parent company of Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy. He has held other positions in senior management in the restaurant sector, including from 2001 to 2006, when he served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Applebee’s.  In that capacity he led all aspects of brand strategy and positioning including marketing, culinary and menu strategies, while spearheading a number of innovative initiatives.  Barry A. Cassell of Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP represented Mr. Cywinski in his transition to Applebee’s.    You may view the press release from DineEquity here