Tony Moralejo was appointed to the position of president of Applebee’s in January 2023. As president, Mr. Moralejo is responsible for the overall strategic direction for all functional areas of Applebee’s.
Mr. Moralejo previously served as a President, International and Global Development for Dine Brands and was responsible for the international growth and overall strategic direction of all functional areas of Applebee’s and IHOP.
Before Dine Brands, Mr. Moralejo was Executive Vice President of International Business and Global Development for Cajun Operating Company, an international quick-service restaurant company operating Church’s Texas Chicken and Texas Chicken. He was responsible for developing and implementing strategic business plans and goals related to the ongoing operations and growth of the company’s international business.
Prior to Cajun Operating Company, Mr. Moralejo worked for more than 18 years for Burger King Corp. in several senior leadership roles in different functions, including franchise development, legal, and international.
Mr. Moralejo earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami.