Dining To Donate Events

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Your local Applebee's restaurant will tally-up the checks at the close of business, the night of your event. They will then send the results to our Buffalo office, where our Project Coordinator will verify the checks/results.

Once verified, our Project Coordinator will send a check request to our accounting office, based out of Jacksonville, FL. Checks will be processed there and sent out to the address listed upon signing-up, to the organization, with the attention of the contact person.

Please allow (around) 30 days to receive your check. If you have any questions and/or you have not received your check after 30-40 days, please email Kaitlyn Czerwonka directly: kczerwonka@tlcannon.com.

We do not have a procedure to confirm amounts raised. Typically, organizations will find-out the amount raised, when they receive their check. However, if you would like to find out your results beforehand, please email Kaitlyn (see above).

Yes, per our NEW policy, guests can show an electronic copy on their phone/device. The restaurants will be stocked with their own supply of vouchers. If a guest chooses to go this route, they should ensure the server goes and grabs a voucher to staple to their receipt.

No, unfortunately without proof that this guest came to support your event (at the time they are dining & before they leave), we cannot count their check. No exceptions will be made.

No, this is not mandatory. HOWEVER, it is HIGHLY recommended. With a representative present when you are to expect most of your guests, they can ensure that your supporters know to turn-in their vouchers. In addition, it shows your supporters that your organization is willing to put-in the work & earn their donation/support. Having representative there MAXIMIZES your donation outcome.

NO, vouchers are NOT to be handed-out on Applebee’s premises. All vouchers, electronic or hard-copy, MUST be in guest’s hands before they enter the Applebee’s parking lot. We will not tolerate soliciting other guests. Management reserves the right to end your event, without any donation made, if these restrictions are broken.

Flapjack Fundraiser Events

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Yes, please call your Applebee's directly no later than the Tuesday before your event. You may ask to speak with whoever is managing at the time and let them know approximately how many tickets have been sold/ how many people they should expect.

If our management team does not hear from you by Tuesday, they will attempt to contact you by that Thursday-- if they cannot reach you, they will assume you wish to cancel your event.

We ask that you cancel your event ahead of time (30+ days), via your dashboard. Please login to your account and at the top, you will see a spot to request a change or cancellation. Update Type will be "cancel," in the message, please note the cancellation. You will receive a confirmation email of cancellation within 2-3 days. As long as your update request is submitted 30+ days in advance, you will not be charged the $100 fee.

Due to high demand and limited availability, as of January 1, 2018, our NEW cancellation policy has gone into place--cancelling (or a "no-show") less than 30 days in advance of your event will result in being charged the $100 minimum. Failure to pay may result in the inability for your organization to book future events.

Please note, rescheduling less than 30-days is still considered a cancellation, as that date is now no longer available to other organizations in need. With that said, rescheduling less than 30 days in advance will be subject to the $100 fee.

We want to make sure your event goes as planned, so if you need to cancel and reschedule, we are happy to make that happen--we just wish to have the 30-day lead time so other organizations may fill your spot!

Please be sure that the contact for your group arrives the day of the event prepared to pay by check that day. Upon completion of the breakfast you will be asked to write a check for $2.00 per attendee or minimum of $100 and give it to the restaurant manager before you leave. Management counts plates distributed and then compares with your group on tickets received that morning, to determine how much you owe.

Guidelines as follows:

# of Tickets Sold

Volunteers Needed

Greeters

Seaters

Pancake Servers

Beverage Servers

Bussers

25-50

2

2

5

3

2

51-100

2

2

5

3

2

101-150

2

3

7

4

3

151-200

2

3

7

4

3

201-250

3

4

7

5

3

251-300

3

4

8

5

4

We ask that volunteers arrive at 7:30 AM to meet with the restaurant manager and adequately prepare for their respective positions. The breakfast runs from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Once the breakfast has ended the volunteers will be asked to help clean up so that the employees can prepare the restaurant to open for business as usual at 11:00 AM.

The minimum number of attendees you will be charged for is 50 ($100). For example, if your breakfast has 130 attendees, you will be charged $260 ($2.00 per attendee), but if your breakfast has 40 attendees you will now be charged the minimum of $100. This has instituted to better offset the costs associated with preparing for these events. The maximum number of tickets that can be sold for each event is 300.

Your organization owes Applebee’s $2.00 per attendee regardless of your ticket price. If you choose not to charge your volunteers to eat at the event, you will still owe Applebee’s $2.00 for each of their breakfasts.

Your organization owes Applebee’s $2.00 per attendee regardless of your ticket price. While we recommend charging $6-10 per ticket, it is your decision what to charge above/below that amount. If you charge $6 your group will make $4.00 profit on each ticket. If you determine you’d like to sell some tickets for $3 (for example), then you still owe Applebee’s the $2.00 per ticket but you will only make a $1.00 profit off each of those tickets.

Certainly! This is your event and it’s a great idea to try to raise additional funds while you have all your best supporters gathered in one location! If you plan to do a basket auction or similar event please be sure to let the manager of your location know this information when you call prior to the event to give the estimated number of attendees.

This will ensure the management team is prepared for your extra events and that there is space for your baskets, etc.

Please log in to your account here and fill out the Change My Event Date form. You will receive a response within 3-5 business days.

Easy. You just need to log in to your account here. Your Poster & Ticket files are always there.

We encourage you to treat this as a pre-sale event. It is important for the restaurant to have an estimate of how many attendees are expected so that they can staff and prepare food appropriately. That is why we ask the group contact to call the restaurant manager in the week prior to the event to give an estimated head count. With that said, if a few people show up at the door without having previously purchased tickets, we will of course do our best to accommodate them.

There are some positions that younger children may volunteer for such as greeters, seaters and assisting with clean up. We ask that any volunteers performing more strenuous tasks (i.e. pouring hot coffee or carrying heavy dishes of food) be at least 16 years of age.

Each ticket entitles the bearer to three pancakes, two pieces of bacon and unlimited orange juice or coffee. A second portion may be requested, the second plate will include 2 additional pancakes and 1 slice of bacon. After that, an additional ticket will be charged for another $2. No alcohol can be served. No menu substitutions may be made.

We strictly stick to the eligibility requirements set for the program which are schools (up through 12th grade), youth sports teams and youth service organizations. As it is with those limitations in place we receive many more requests than we are able to fulfill, so at this time we are unable to broaden our parameters to include additional groups. Groups who are ineligible for the Flapjack Fundraiser program are more than welcome to submit a request to hold a “Dining to Donate” event, which is a fundraising option open to all nonprofit organizations.

Only three types of groups are eligible for the Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser program: schools (up through 12th grade), youth sports teams and scouting troops.