IHOP

Beverage

IHOP uncaps an alcoholic beverage test

The family chain intends to go slow in developing a program built on beers, wines and mimosas.

Operations

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

The sector’s biggest players indulged in considerable reinvention attempts as they felt the loss of breakfast and particular challenges at off-premise.

The family dining chain originally targeted urban areas for its Flip'd concept but is now expanding that to include the suburbs.

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.

Chefs at restaurant chains are taking bacon beyond the traditional applications, tempting customers with new techniques and products.

Family-dining chain IHOP debuts an upgraded bacon comparable to a steakhouse item. The new steakhouse premium bacon is showcased in several new items on IHOP's Bacon Obsession menu.

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

She joins the family chain from Marriott.

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