When news broke last week that Applebee's would be closing up to 135 restaurants across the country, one had to wonder if the Northland would be losing one of ours.

The short answer is that none of our area Applebee's will be closing.  DuluthNewsTribune.com shared a statement from Apple American Group CEO Greg Flynn which stated that the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in Duluth, Cloquet and Superior will remain open.

The closing will impact underperforming locations in other parts of the country.

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