Dine Brands unpacks Applebee’s, IHOP Q3 results

The assessments differ—in an unexpected way.


Dine Brands sees tougher times ahead for Applebee's

Between 30 and 40 stores are now expected to close by Jan. 1.

The high-flying company plans to add two Jaggers units to the two that already open.

The boneless variety will be offered at that price exclusively for dine-in orders.

Diversification into new concepts is sweeping through casual dining in particular. Here’s a rundown of who’s trying what.

Same-store sales for Q2 slipped 0.5% because of a decline in dinner sales and a missed marketing opportunity, executives said.

Greg Flynn says he’s received almost no pushback in a three-market no-delivery test, says RB’s The Bottom Line, arguing that the service should be margin-neutral.

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Parent Dine Brands plans to invest in capabilities ranging from better in-store Wi-Fi to geolocation systems that signal the arrival of a takeout customer.

The system’s two largest operators both announced switches in their management ranks.

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