Applebee’s Sandusky

Applebee's Sandusky

5503 Milan Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

OFFERING PRICE: $4,159,583

CAP Rate: 6.00%*

Applebee’s is the largest casual dining concept in the world. Each location is designed as an attractive, friendly, neighborhood establishment featuring moderately priced, high-quality food and beverage items, table service and a comfortable atmosphere designed to appeal to all ages.

5503 Milan Road, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

This Applebee’s restaurant is located along the largest commercial retail and dining corridor in Sandusky, Ohio. The property is on the west side of US Route 250 (Milan Road) and just north of OH Route 2 where an estimated 16,000 vehicles pass by daily.

Property Highlights


  • Apple American Group, LLC – One of the largest franchisees in the Applebee’s system
  • Applebee’s is the largest casual dining concept in the U.S.
  • Apple American Group, LLC operates 273 Applebee’s restaurants in 9 states


  • Located along major retail and restaurant corridor
  • Directly to the east of US Route 250 – a major travel corridor for 3.5 million annual visitors
  • Consistently among the top performing Applebee’s in the region
  • 32.3% of all the residents in a one-mile radius visited an Applebee’s in the last 6 months

Lease Terms:

  • Absolute NNN lease – tenant is responsible for all taxes, insurance, and maintenance
  • Over 10 years remaining on primary lease term
  • 7.5% rent increase every 5 years (next increase 11/1/2013)
  • 6.22% average cap rate over remaining lease term*


  • Tenant: Apple Ohio, LLC
  • Guarantor: Apple American Group, LLC
  • Price: $4,159,583
  • Cap Rate: 6.00%*
  • Initial Distribution Rate:5.75%*
  • Annual Rent: $249,755*
  • Gross Leasable Area: 4,994 sq. ft.
  • Lease Type: Absolute NNN


This Applebee’s restaurant is located along the largest commercial retail and dining corridor in Sandusky, Ohio. The property is on the west side of US Route 250 (Milan Road) and just north of OH Route 2 where an estimated 16,000 vehicles pass by daily. US Route 250 is a major travel corridor to the area’s tourist attractions and lodging destinations. Direct access to the property is available from a signalized intersection in front of the property.

This area is a retail and dining destination for the local residents as well as the estimated 3.5 million tourists who visit annually. There are five amusement parks within a seven-mile radius including Cedar Point, Maui Sands, Great Wolf Lodge, The Kalahari, and Castaway Bay. Surrounding businesses include Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Staples, Kohl’s, Harley Davidson, and Buffalo Wild Wings. The north end of the corridor is anchored by the Sandusky Shopping Complex; a shopping destination consisting of over 80 retailers including Macy’s, Sears, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Cinemark Theatres.

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