Casual chain Applebee's heads to Detroit this year

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Giant margaritas and two for $20 combo dinners are coming to Detroit proper this year when the city's first Applebee's opens at 8 Mile and Woodward.

Livonia-based restaurant group TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants announced Monday that the company has signed a lease to open a Detroit Applebee's near Meijer.

Construction is schedule to start in June, and the company plans to hire more than 100 workers. The Detroit Applebee's will feature the chain's updated layout with high ceilings and an expanded bar area.

The restaurant group owns 66 Applebee's in Michigan, as well as several Burger Kings, Del Tacos and Olga's Kitchen restaurants.