T.L. Cannon in the Community

T.L. Cannon in the Community

At T.L. Cannon, the foundation of our business is our commitment to the community and being a part of our neighborhoods. We offer a variety of fundraising and incentive programs for schools, youth sports teams, firefighters and other nonprofit organizations and also hold company-wide fundraisers throughout the year for both the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Special Olympics of NYS.

T.L. Cannon has been recognized for our support & commitment to the community.  For the past eleven consecutive years, T.L. Cannon was awarded the National Restaurant Association Good Neighbor Award for our community-based programs. In 2015, we received the National Restaurant Association’s National Restaurant Neighbor Award. Our company was also recognized nationally in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 as “Applebee’s Neighbor of the Year,”

Descriptions of a sampling of the community programs we offer and engage in are listed below. For more information, to participate in our programs or to request a date for an event, please visit our community relations Web site at www.tlcneighborhood.com.

  • Special Olympics Partnership

    Since Fall 2008, T.L. Cannon has partnered with local law enforcement officers to hold “Law and Orders” events, benefiting the Special Olympics of New York State. In 2012, T.L. Cannon partnered with the Connecticut Special Olympics, too. Officers from across the state are paired with Applebee’s staff and spend the evening greeting and serving guests, clearing tables, and collecting tips and donations for the Special Olympics. The company has raised over $250,000 for the Special Olympics since 2008, and raised over $21,000 in 2015 alone. As a company, we look forward to building our fundraising totals and continuing to work hand-in-hand with law enforcement to support this worthwhile cause.

  • Flapjack Fundraisers

    Flapjack Fundraisers are a fun and effective way to raise money for your school, youth sports team or scouting troop on a weekend morning. Applebee’s provides our restaurant, food and beverage and some staff for your event but then the rest is up to you and your “team” of supporters. Once a date is booked, each group is responsible for customizing their flyer and tickets and printing them from our TLC Neighborhood website, as well as promoting the event to their supporters and selling tickets. Most groups choose to sell tickets for $6 and Applebee’s only asks for $2.00 from each redeemed ticket to offset food costs for the event. All funds collected are managed by the organization selling tickets. Finally, on the event date, each group must provide volunteers to help work at their breakfast with assistance and guidance from our restaurant associates. Most groups find this to be the most fun part of the event and it provides students the opportunity to experience working in a restaurant! For more information, to book an event or to check a restaurant’s availability, please visit our community relations web site by clicking on the picture to the left.

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  • Dining To Donate Fundraisers

    Host a ‘Dining to Donate’ night for your nonprofit organization! Schedule a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening and download vouchers on our web site to distribute to everyone you know! On the chosen evening, between the hours of 4-9 p.m., Applebee’s will donate 10% of any guest’s bill when they present their server with a voucher from your group.

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