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Major tech infusion planned for Applebee’s, IHOP

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.


What’s next for Applebee’s and IHOP?

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.

Here's a look back at the news eruptions that shaped the restaurant industry in 2018.

Comps jumped 7.7% for Applebee’s and 1.2% for IHOP.

The preliminary results suggest the brand’s comeback strategy is working.

The decision could require restaurants to forego the tip credit for side work and untipped activities.

They join seven major chains that agreed last month to stop the practice, under threat of a lawsuit.

These limited-time offers grabbed attention this summer.

The casual giant generated a 5.7% comp gain, but closed 30 stores.

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