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Based in Glendale, California, DineEquity, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® brand and franchises and operates restaurants under the IHOP® brand. As of September 30, 2016, there were more than 3,700 Applebee's and IHOP restaurants combined in 18 countries and 3 U.S. territories and approximately 400 franchisees, making DineEquity one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on DineEquity, visit In November 2007, DineEquity successfully completed the acquisition of Applebee’s International, Inc., which represented an opportunity to create significant long-term value for the Company's stockholders.

DineEquity has re-energized both brands through enhanced marketing, extensive menu innovation, and operational strategies. The Company has successfully transformed its IHOP restaurant system into one that is 99% franchised. DineEquity refranchised its Applebee’s company-operated restaurants in July 2015, making the Applebee's system 100% franchised.

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