Applebees
Host and Hostess

Applebee's Services makes sure that even far-flung suburbs can have a neighborhood bar. The company operates the largest casual-dining chain with about 2,000 of its signature Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations across the US and in almost 20 other countries. Its eateries are primarily freestanding units and sport interiors festooned with local memorabilia to give each location an indigenous feel. The menu features beef, chicken, and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta, and seafood...


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What are your two greatest weaknesses and how will they affect you as a Host and Hostess?
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Kansas City, MO
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2.5 Billion
28,000
1980

Positions at Applebees

Applebees Pros

Pro #1:
Some pros of working at Applebee's are that I would get to experience the "neighborhood". I would get to work with a variety of people and get to provide services to many people in the community!
Mar 1, 2012
Pro #2:
Work at a well established restaurant, that has many opportunities for higher positions within the company.
Mar 1, 2012
Pro #3:
You get to interact and meet with new people every day. It's an energetic job which is great for me.
Mar 16, 2012
Pro #4:
Friendly people, and a joyful envirnment.
Apr 18, 2012
Pro #5:
Friendly environment, awesome food, and most importantly working with a great team!
Apr 18, 2012
Pro #6:
Making sure that my customers are happy.
May 28, 2012
Pro #7:
I get to be around people.
Jul 3, 2012

Applebees Reviews

Dec 10, 2014
Pros
The training program was probably the most rewarding. Along with the atmosphere and culture built between employees and customers.
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Nov 18, 2014
Job Duties
I bussed tables, helped servers with what they needed, and seated people according to the coordinating chart.
Preparation
It helped me talk to people and handle situations where the customer was unhappy with their purchase.
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Oct 21, 2014
Job Duties
Scheduling, hiring staff, increasing sales and reducing cost, providing excellent guest services.
Summary
Wonderful experience with great people. Family atmoshere, very nurturing.
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Jul 16, 2014
Preparation
I learned to work in a fast pace environment, provide excellent customer service by always ensuring people would leave happy and coming back, and as well as being a team player with coworkers by communicating and assisting each other with the task at hand.
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Host and Hostess Interview Questions and Answers
1. What are your two greatest weaknesses and how will they affect you as a Host and Hostess?
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2. Have you ever ate at the Applebees?
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3. How many orders can you memorize at once?
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4. What are your favorite restaurants?
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5. What is your favorite dish from Applebees?
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6. Are you willing to work overtime, nights, weekends?
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7. Tell me about a time that frustrated you at your last restaurant?
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8. Tell me about your last serving position.
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9. Are you a reliable person? Explain.
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10. You have one week to memorize our menu, can you do this?
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11. When was the first time you ate at Applebees? What did you think of our restaurant?
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12. Tell me about a time when you had terrible customer service at a restaurant. How did it make you feel?
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13. What do you know about Applebees?
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14. Why do you want a job at Applebees?
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15. How long do you foresee yourself working at Applebees?
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16. How many hours do you expect a week?
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17. Off the top of your head pitch me a good marketing idea that you think would help increase business. For example the 2 for $20 entree deal.
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18. How well can you get along with others?
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19. Why do you think your a suitable candidate for this position?
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20. Why do you wanna work at applebees?what are your strong points? what will you be able to bring to the team?
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21. How do you deal with customer complaints?
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22. What do you feel about our brand reputation?
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