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Applebee's plans to open Grants Pass restaurant
GRANTS PASS -- An Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill is slated to open here next year.
The chain restaurant will be owned by the same man that owns the Medford Applebee's and Marie Callender restaurants, Joe Wong of Redding, Calif. Wong owns several companies that control his 22 restaurants in Northern California and Southern Oregon.
The company that controls his Applebee's in Oregon is AB Enterprises of Oregon.
A company spokesman declined to reveal the site until a firm deal is in place.
Wong owns five Applebee's: Medford, Bend, Klamath Falls, Redding and Chico, Calif. A sixth is about to be built in Eureka, Calif.