DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, announced that Steven Layt is the new president of the Kansas City-based restaurant. He replaces Michael Archer, who left to pursue other opportunities, the company said in a press release.
Prior to this appointment, Layt served as senior vice president of operations for Applebee’s. He held that position since January of 2012.
“Steve is an outstanding leader,” Julia Stewart, DineEquity’s chairman and CEO, said in a press release. “He is well-respected by the Applebee’s franchisees, is a true innovator and a team player. We look forward to him moving the Applebee’s brand ahead.”