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DineEquity and Denny’s Report Yummy Third Quarter

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. and GLENDALE, Calif. –Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) and competitor IHOP this week announced a virtual tie for the third quarter of 2014 in the race for higher same-restaurant sales, outperforming other major brands in the family dining sector. Both Denny's and IHOP's systemwide same-restaurant sales in the United States grew by 2.4 percent.

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.

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.

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.