The Applebee's at the Ocean County Mall is not only sporting a new look, but when they officially cut the ribbon to unveil the changes, they'll honor local first responders for the whole day.

The work that has been going on during normal restaurant operations was wrapped up last week, and when dignitaries gather with Applebee's representatives on March 14th to cut the ribbon, it'll also mark a day giving back to the community as 10% of the day's proceeds will go to the Toms River Police and Fire Departments.

In a press release, Applebee's says that the new design will focus on the local community, with:

...a community-themed look that focuses on education, non-profit organizations and first responders in the Toms River area, with wall decor consisting of photos from local high schools and youth sports programs, emergency responders and community groups. Some of the local schools to be featured include Toms River High School East, Toms River High School South, Toms River High School North, Donovan Catholic High School and Central Regional High School.

The ribbon cutting is open to the public and will go down at 11am on Wednesday, March 14th.


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