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Why a big Applebee’s franchisee may ditch delivery

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.

Aussie Grill by Outback will feature sandwiches.

After a turnaround year, both of the Dine Brands holdings are looking at ways of increasing off-premise sales, particularly catering, and expanding into new types of markets.

A challenging year brought fundamental shifts in the market and a white-elephant sale of troubled concepts.

As pressure grows on franchisees, companies might find it better to keep some locations for themselves, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Lawsuits have been dropped as part of a settlement with one of its largest operators, RMH.

In this week’s episode of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive," the prominent franchisee also discusses his recent purchase of 368 Arby’s restaurants.