Frequently Asked Questions

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Please review our frequently asked questions below. If you have additional questions please contact the restaurant to speak with a manager.

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Flapjack Fundraiser Events Events

Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Non-profit organizations 501(c) (3) or other not-for-profit with a tax ID number.

  1. Head over to our Flapjack Fundraiser registration page
  2. Select an Applebee’s location and an available date on the calendar.
  3. Provide your contact information and your organization name and address.

We are happy to accommodate most ideas. Please talk to the Applebee’s restaurant manager prior to the fundraiser to discuss what you would like to do. Unfortunately, we cannot allow sales of baked goods or food products during the time of the fundraiser.

The Flapjack Fundraiser program is a dine-in only occasion. If you have guests with disabilities or special circumstances that do not allow them to dine-in, we will accommodate only very limited requests of to go meals. We ask that you do not sell tickets for general to go purposes. If you are interested in a To Go fundraiser please check out the Carryout for a Cause program.

Three pancakes, syrup, butter, 2 sausage links and a beverage choice including coffee, tea, juice, milk and sodas. (sorry, no refills or second portions)

No more than 400 tickets may be sold for a fundraiser in order to ensure timely execution and that everyone is served prior to the restaurant opening.

If less than 25 tickets are sold the organization is responsible for canceling the fundraiser and fully refund your supporters who purchased tickets.

Flapjack Fundraiser tickets can be sold for $7 – $14.

Your organization decides what amount they will sell the tickets for.

Remember, Applebee’s requires that $5 from the sale of each ticket redeemed be provided back to the restaurant to help cover food and labor costs.

Groups should plan at least three to four weeks prior to their fundraiser to sell tickets and distribute flyers to ensure a successful fundraiser.

Your customized tickets and flyer will be generated upon event approval and are downloadable from your user account. Go to the Neighbor Sign In link at the top of the webpage and enter your email address and password to log on to your dashboard.

You will need to log into your user account the Wednesday before your fundraiser and enter the total amount of tickets sold.  We understand that you may sell a few more tickets in the days leading up to your fundraiser and that not every ticket may be redeemed. The ticket count entered above gives us an estimate of how many breakfasts to be prepared for. The final ticket count will be calculated after the fundraiser.  At that time your organization will be charged $5 per ticket redeemed.  This is payable via cash or credit card.

The organization is responsible for the volunteer service staff including greeters, seaters, food/beverage servers and bussers.

Applebee’s will supply kitchen staff.

Use the Fundraising Calculator to determine the number of volunteers needed. Food/Beverage Servers & Bussers must be 18 or older.

For safety reasons volunteers under the age of 18 are not allowed in the kitchen. Greeters & Seaters can be under the age of 18.

No one will be allowed behind the cooks’ line (expo).

All volunteers must sign the liability waiver before the fundraiser. Liability waivers for volunteers under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

If a liability waiver is not properly signed, the volunteer may not participate in the fundraiser. No exceptions.

Volunteers cannot work if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Food and beverages brought in from outside are not allowed.

Volunteers must arrive at 7:30 a.m. the morning of your fundraiser for orientation.

Volunteers will receive a tour of the restaurant and pointers for providing exceptional service to your guests.

Most importantly, volunteers should relax and have fun while welcoming and thanking   the guests for their support!

Volunteer Dress Code Policy: Non-slip, rubber-soled, closed toe shoes.

Depending upon your type of organization, encourage your group to wear coordinating t-shirts or uniforms so guests can easily identify the volunteers.

We want to offer as many organizations as possible the ability to book their event. Therefore we ask that events not be booked for the same organization within 60 days of the previous event.

Cancellation of the fundraiser due to scheduling conflicts or low ticket sales must be done at least one week prior to the fundraiser.  Any cancellations under this time frame will affect future requests from your organization to participate in the Flapjack Fundraiser program. To cancel your fundraiser you will need to log into your user account and submit a cancelation request.