Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bars in Palatine, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Geneva will close, as the company reorganizes its Chicago area operations in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to reports.
As many as eight Chicago area restaurants altogether are expected to close.
The suburban restaurants targeted are at 741 Dundee Road, Palatine; 18 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg; 880 S. Barrington Road, Streamwood and 1690 S. Randall Road, Geneva. Another Applebee's in Romeoville will also close.
The Schaumburg Applebee's is located in Town Square at Roselle and Schaumburg roads, and was celebrated in 2002 as a shot in the arm for that part of town.
The Geneva Applebee's was part of the surge of business along the Randall Road corridor in the mid- to late 1990s.
In Palatine, the Applebee's has been a destination spot for people who come to town for the Palatine Celtic Cup, the huge youth soccer tournament that happens every August and brings literally hundreds of youth teams to the area.
The Mount Prospect Applebee's at Randhurst closed in 2008, to make way to the renovation of the mall into Randhurst Village.
According to reports, AppleIllinois has reported to the state of Illinois its layoffs could total more than 1,700 in Cook County and the collar counties.