Andover restaurant reopens

Chad Frey
Butler County Times Gazette
Following a four year absence, the Applebee's location in Andover reopened following a ribbon cutting ceremony this week. The ribbon was cut by Thrive president Jon Rolph.

Following a four year absence, the Applebee's location in Andover reopened following a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.  

he South Central Kansas Applebee's, including the Andover location,  were purchased in 2020 by the Wichita based Thrive Restaurant Group.  The first new Applebee's to open under Thrive is the reopening of the Kellogg Ave. and Andover Rd. location.

Kristi Turner, the general manager at the time of the restaurant's closing, has returned as the general manager.  The ribbon was cut by Thrive president Jon Rolph.

The Andover Applebees reopened under new ownership this week, now owned by Thrive of Wichita.