Compare Applebee's vs Texas Roadhouse BETA

See how working at Applebee's vs. Texas Roadhouse compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Applebee's vs. Texas Roadhouse. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Applebee's

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Texas Roadhouse

Employee Ratings

  • Texas Roadhouse scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 4456 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2890 reviews)
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.5
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.7
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.6
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.0
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Applebee's Ceo John Cywinski
72%
72%John Cywinski
CEO Approval
Texas Roadhouse Ceo W. Kent Taylor
95%
95%W. Kent Taylor
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their CEO Approval 23% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Texas Roadhouse employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 18% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Applebee's has 2,815 more total submitted salaries than Texas Roadhouse.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager433 Salaries
$50,129/yr
General Manager180 Salaries
$60,647/yr
Hostess/Carside to Go43 Salaries
$9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Server331 Salaries
$4/hr
Service Manager80 Salaries
$44,592/yr
Hostess/Carside to Go12 Salaries
$9/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Applebee's.
  • "Fun environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Texas Roadhouse.
  • Applebee's had 146 more reviews than Texas Roadhouse that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 218 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 170 reviews)
Pros
"Fun environment"(in 174 reviews)
"Good money"(in 150 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 265 reviews)
"Late nights"(in 82 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 119 reviews)
"3 table sections"(in 86 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Server

I worked at Applebee's full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

fast paced environment great management

Cons

they reduced bussers so you have to buss your own tables and still tip out

"Server"Jan 9, 2021

Former Employee - Server

I worked at Texas Roadhouse part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Always busy and decent tips

Cons

Tons of sidework, always lots of clean

Advice to Management

Pay the kitchen to do more prep work

Job Postings

Applebee's has 14,222 more recently posted open jobs than Texas Roadhouse.