Shadid Steps Down
George D. Shadid (Class of 1974) stepped down as chief operating officer of Applebee’s International Inc. effective Jan. 12. Shadid will remain on Applebee’s board of directors, according to a story in the Wichita Business Journal.
Shadid joined Applebee’s 10 years ago as chief financial officer and became chief operating officer in 2002. “George was an important part of seeing our company through the past 10 years of unprecedented growth, when we added nearly 1,300 restaurants and became the most dominant brand in casual dining,” said Lloyd L. Hill, Applebee’s chairman and chief executive officer. There are five Applebee’s in the Wichita area.