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Applebee’s Comps Drop while IHOP's Rises in Q3

Applebee's sign. Photo by Blue MauMau

GLENDALE, Calif.—DineEquity (NYSE:DIN), the holding company for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants announced on Tuesday that third quarter same-store sales in the U.S. for Applebee's restaurants decreased 0.4 percent, while IHOP's grew 3.6 percent compared to the same period last year.

Giant Flynn Restaurant Group Buys Yum Franchisee

SAN FRANCISCO—The country's largest restaurant franchisee, Flynn Restaurant Group, announced today the acquisition of 62 Taco Bell and other Yum Brands restaurants for an undisclosed amount on August 21.

Apple American Group Acquires New Applebee’s Restaurants

An Apple American Group restaurant under the Applebee's brand
One of Apple American Group's 436 restaurants, photo/Apple American

SAN FRANCISCO — The restaurant sector's second largest franchise owner announced Wednesday that it has acquired an additional 99 restaurants. With the new acquisitions, Apple American Group is anticipated to exceed $1.1 billion in annual sales from its 436 restaurants in 23 states.

Multi-Location Owners Grow Bigger

Restaurant chain franchisors such as McDonald's, Burger King and Applebee's are actively seeking multi-unit franchisees. Why?

Franchisee Stirs Things Up with Unauthorized Ad

A franchisee jumped the gun in launching an sometimes irreverent ad campaign and website that franchisor Applebee’s says does not match where it wants to go.

Most Effective Restaurant Commercials of the Year

Ace Metrix has released its list of the year's most effective restaurant ads.

Goldman Sachs Buys Applebee's Franchise

Goldman Sachs World Headquarters, New Jersey
Goldman Sachs building in Jersey City, New Jersey. photo/nesstar

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Applebee's largest franchisee announced today that private equity firm Goldman Sachs Capital Partners is investing in its franchise. 

Applebee's Serves Toddler Alcohol

Again!?! Last Friday a 15-month-old was given enough alcohol at an Applebee's restaurant in Madison Heights, Michigan to get him drunk. 

National Black Theatre v Nubian Properties

There is a difference between a lease and a sublease, as some Applebee's franchisees discovered.