Legacy Apple LLC expanded its franchisee portfolio through the acquisition of eight Applebee’s restaurants in the middle Tennessee area.

Legacy Apple, a 20-year Applebee’s franchisee, now operates 41 Applebee’s restaurants in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Legacy Apple LLC, based in Wichita, Kan., purchased the restaurants from Woodland Group. During the transition Applebee’s guests will not notice the ownership change and there will be no changes to the current employee team. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.