Applebee’s Raises $1 Million for Make-A-Wish Foundation Chapters across New York State and Connecticut

BUFFALO, N.Y. – T.L. Cannon Companies, the franchisee for 60 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in upstate NY and Connecticut, recently celebrated a huge milestone as it raised $1 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“We’ve been working toward this goal for years and are absolutely thrilled to have finally reached this significant milestone,” said Stephanie Griffin, director of marketing for T.L. Cannon Companies. “Every day, Make-A-Wish gives a child the opportunity to have one of his or her dreams come true. The fact that Applebee’s has had the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful gift is truly humbling.”

Since 2008, Applebee’s restaurants across upstate NY and Connecticut have supported Make-A Wish with fundraisers that have granted hundreds of wishes for children with life-threatening diseases. The restaurant chain has done everything from sell Make-A-Wish star magnets to host “wish dinners,” décor auctions and a variety of other events. 

“We can’t thank Applebee’s enough for its support and generosity over the last six years,” said Mary Hazel, Make-A-Wish Foundation. “It’s organizations like Applebee’s that make it possible for us to make wishes a reality for so many children.”

In addition to reaching the $1 million milestone with Make-A-Wish, Applebee’s is launching its spring fundraiser to support the Foundation. Applebee’s restaurants throughout upstate New York and Connecticut are now selling Make-A-Wish wristbands for $2. All proceeds will directly benefit each local Make-A-Wish chapter.

About T.L. Cannon Companies
T.L. Cannon Companies is the franchisee for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Upstate NY and CT.  It currently owns and operates 60 restaurant locations.