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IHOP Gives Away Free Hot Cakes Today, Pancake Day

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GLENDALE, Calif. – IHOP has declared today National Pancake Day. What exactly does that mean? It means that IHOP's 1,600 licensed restaurants are serving free buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Applebee's sign. Photo by Blue MauMau
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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.

Denny’s Franchisees See Sales Gain of 1.3 Percent in Q3

Denny's new coffee poster
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SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN), reported that domestic same-store sales grew 1.3 percent for its 1,522 franchised restaurants in the third quarter, which ended for the company on September 25.

Restaurant Predictions for 2013

Some interesting food for thought for the restaurant industry (pun inadvertent) as FastCasual provides its annual list of predictions.

Texas IHOP Franchisee Facing Muslim Discrimination Suit

Four former IHOP managers, who are Muslim, are charging that Anthraper Investment, owner of the Texas IHOP restaurants where they worked, with discrimination.

Officer, I Swear It's Confectioners Sugar

Debauchery is no match for the power of franchising.

IHOP Zee Target of Feds

Pancake jihad at IHOP?

Call it The Pancake Jihad.

Terminated IHOP Franchisee Appeals Order Denying Evidence

Windward Mall IHOP, Kaneohe, HI
Windward Mall IHOP, Kaneohe, HI. photo/bmm

HONOLULU – Attorneys representing a terminated franchisee of International House of Pancakes filed an appeal last month challenging an order denying their request for certain testimony and documents. 

IHOP at HOME a threat or not?

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IHOP Vet Bob Leonard Dead at 65

Bob Leonard, who spent most of his working life with IHOP, has died at age 65.