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Veterans Day Deals

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.

Despite Positive Signs at Denny’s and IHOP, Midscale Still Drops

SPARTANBURG, S.C. and GLENDALE, Calif. – The two largest players in the midscale restaurant segment reported a positive increase in same store sales, despite the segment's continued contraction.

IHOP Sizzles While Applebee’s Burns

IHOP door sign
Photo by BMM

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.

Denny’s Sales Continue to Climb in First Quarter

Denny's sign, photo taken by Don Sniegowski
A Denny's sign in Kentucky. Photo by D Sniegowski

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.

Giant IHOP Leads Family Dining in 2013

IHOP mug
An IHOP mug. Photo by Thomas Hawk

GLENDALE, Calif. – The parent company of IHOP, DineEquity Inc. (NYSE:DIN), announced last Wednesday that IHOP same-restaurant sales growth for 2013 increased by 2.4 percent over 2012.

Wearing Tie Gets Job At Denny's

The tieDressing well can get you a job at Denny's. And free food, if you cook fast.

Salad, Soup Demand Grows

Denny's CranApple Chicken Salad
Denny's CranApple Chicken Salad, photo/Denny's web

CHICAGO — 61 percent of consumers now order soup at least occasionally during restaurant visits, according to national foodservice researcher Technomic Inc.

Denny's Wins Sanctions After 16 Year-Long Suit

Attorneys suing Denny's and their franchisees were ordered to pay $387,783 in sanctions after Denny's prevailed in a 16 year-long suit.

Restaurants See Families Return

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. 

The Battle of Denny's

The Battle of Denny's (DENN) continues and is heading to vote tally on May19th.