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Applebee's

Operations

Restaurant mega-franchisee Greg Flynn buys more hotels

The operator of six restaurant concepts has added 20 lodging properties to his holdings in a $211 million deal.

Operations

Applebee's plans more drive-thrus as sister brand IHOP eyes virtual concepts

Meanwhile, parent Dine Brands is about to consider "all options to optimize shareholder return."

John Peyton, the new CEO of parent company Dine Brands, sees ample room for additions in the brands' "renaissance."

Parent Dine Brands Global intends to increase its development options by creating smaller prototypes and opening Flip'd units.

Dine Brands Global also plans to resume development of IHOP's fast-casual spinoff, Flip'd.

Wings and other finger foods will be offered for delivery-only from 1,300 Applebee's restaurants starting today.

Allison Hall will assume his duties on an interim basis as of Jan. 22.

The former Burger King field exec created the brand as a step-up from fast food.

Dine Brands Global will replace Steve Joyce with the CEO of the real estate brokerage company Realogy Franchise Group.

The debt that triggered the bankruptcy filing has been acquired by a restaurant company affiliated with the franchisee’s president, eliminating the need for protection, the creditor said in a court filing.

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