Many restaurants and merchants, including franchises, are offering free meals or discounts tomorrow, Veterans Day (Tuesday, November 11, 2014). A few have already started their offers, while some are waiting until next week Monday.
GLENDALE, Calif.—Last week Thursday DineEquity Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014. Same-restaurant sales in the United States grew 3.9 percent over 1Q 2013 at IHOP while dropping 0.5% at Applebee's.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN) reported on April 28 that same restaurant sales in the United States increased 1.8 percent in its first quarter ending March 26, 2014. Denny's company-owned restaurants increased in same restaurant sales by a grand 3.2 percent compared to a quite respectable 1.5 percent increase in domestic franchised restaurants.
CHICAGO – Families with children are returning to restaurants after a long recess, says a consumer research group. Visits by customers accompanied by children increased one percent for June, July and August of this year compared to a year ago.