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12/31/10Applebee's(R) Has Solutions for America's New Year's Resolutions
Seventy-One Percent of U.S. Adults With Food-Related New Year's Resolutions Say Keeping Food-Related Resolutions More Difficult in Restaurants than at Home; Applebee's Expands "Unbelievably Great Tasting and Under 550 Calories(TM)" Menu, Launches New SkinnyBee(TM) Cocktails LENEXA, KS, Dec 31, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- More than seven in ten Americans who plan to make food-related resolutions in 2011 agree that it is more difficult to keep their food-related resolutions when dining out... 
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12/22/10IHOP Open Christmas to Sweeten the Day
American Icon Is a Tradition for Many Families GLENDALE, CA, Dec 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be open Christmas Day*. While everyone has their unique traditions for celebrating the holidays, sharing a meal at IHOP on Christmas Day has become increasingly popular with guests. "Christmas Day is a special day for families celebrating together, and we welcome them to be merry with us," said Jean Birc... 
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12/17/10IHOP'S Free Pancake Giveaway Returns March 1, 2011
Goal Is to Raise $2.3 Million for Charity With Annual National Pancake Day Celebration GLENDALE, CA, Dec 17, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has announced plans to serve free pancakes as part of the company's philanthropic National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Planned as a celebration of friends, family and community, IHOP hopes the program in 2011 will raise $2.3 million for Children's Miracle Network... 
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12/16/10Applebee's(R) Digital Gift Cards Provide Perfect Solution for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
Personalize Your Applebee's Digital Gift Cards With Photos and Voice Messages; Buy and Send Instantly 24/7 on Applebees.com and Applebee's Facebook Fan Page LENEXA, KS, Dec 16, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Last-minute holiday shopping in the virtual neighborhood is as easy as point, click and eat with Applebee's Digital Gift Cards, which allow people to buy and send personalized electronic gift cards 24/7 online via Applebees.com and Applebee's Facebook Fan Page. "Procrastinators rejoi... 
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12/13/10IHOP Serves the Troops With First Restaurants on Military Bases
Norfolk and San Diego Navy Bases Now Open, Part of IHOP's Expansion of Non-Traditional Locations GLENDALE, CA, Dec 13, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is opening IHOP Express restaurants on military bases. Today, an IHOP Express restaurant opens at the Naval Base San Diego, the largest Naval base on the West Coast. This follows the successful November opening of an IHOP Express restaurant at the Naval Station No... 
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12/09/10Start Spreading the News: IHOP Expanding in Manhattan, Queens, Connecticut and New Jersey
Leader in Family Dining Signs Franchisee Agreement for IHOP Restaurants in New York Metropolitan Area, Including Times Square Flagship GLENDALE, CA, Dec 09, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, today announced that it has entered into a multi-store development agreement with Trihop, LLC to franchise and build new IHOP restaurants including a flagship location in Times Square. The initial development agreement calls fo... 
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12/06/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces the Sale of 30 Company-Operated Applebee's Restaurants in Washington D.C.
GLENDALE, CA, Dec 06, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Potomac Family Dining Group for the sale of 30 company-operated Applebee's restaurants located in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. The purchase agreement does not contain a financing contingency, but closing is subject to regulatory processes related ... 
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11/23/10Applebee's(R) Announces FREE $10 Bonus Gift Card With Purchase of Every $50 in Applebee's Gift Cards
Seventy-Eight Percent of Adults Say They Like to Receive Restaurant Gift Cards for Special Occasions; Applebee's Gift Cards Offer Value, Convenience, Choice AND a Holiday Bonus LENEXA, KS, Nov 23, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Giving and receiving in the neighborhood just got better this holiday season as Applebee's announces the return of a FREE $10 Bonus Gift Card with the purchase of every $50 in Applebee's Gift Cards. Applebee's Bonus Gift Cards are available only at participating Apple... 
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11/23/10IHOP Gives Back This Holiday Season, Offering a Coupon With Each $25 Gift Card Purchase
With IHOP's Promotion, Those That Give Also Receive GLENDALE, CA, Nov 23, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is giving thanks for its guests by offering a $5 coupon for a future visit with any purchase of a $25 gift card in-restaurant.* All $25 gift cards purchased in-restaurant through January 2nd will receive the $5 coupon, valid at participating locations. "In this challenging economy, gift cards are apprec... 
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11/22/10IHOP Opens Milestone 1,500th Restaurant
Opening Contributes to Revitalization of an Underserved Washington, D.C. Community and Demonstrates IHOP's Commitment to Continued Growth GLENDALE, CA, Nov 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will celebrate the opening of its 1,500th restaurant tomorrow, November 23, at the new DC USA shopping complex in the Columbia Heights community of Washington, D.C. The opening furthers IHOP's strategy of maximizing franchis... 
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11/12/10Applebee's(R) Says 'Thank You' to More Than 1 Million Veterans and Active Duty Military With a Free Meal on Veterans Day
Military Members Gather at Applebee's to Unite With Friends, Swap Stories and Honor the Day LENEXA, KS, Nov 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar (R) gave a heartfelt thanks to the nation's military yesterday as 1,024,000 veterans and active duty troops enjoyed a free meal in honor of Veterans Day. Across the country, members of the military gathered at their neighborhood Applebee's to connect with fellow soldiers, swap stories and remember the sacrifices... 
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11/10/10IHOP Partners With Healthy Dining to Offer 12 Dietitian-Approved Dishes
IHOP Complements Its New SIMPLE & FIT Menu Offerings With Online Resource GLENDALE, CA, Nov 10, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has joined Healthy Dining, an innovative program with an online resource that makes it quick and easy for guests to find healthy options while eating out. Available now at HealthyDiningFinder.com, guests can find twelve dietitian-approved IHOP menu items to meet their nutrition needs. ... 
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11/08/10IHOP to Expand Presence on College Campuses
First Location a Success; IHOP and ARAMARK to Develop Additional Restaurants GLENDALE, CA, Nov 08, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is expanding its presence on college campuses with ARAMARK, a world leader in providing professional services. The partnership includes a two-year test program to develop five IHOP Express and/or IHOP U(TM) concept restaurants on college campuses throughout the United States. Cu... 
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11/04/10DineEquity, Inc. to Host Investor Day on November 9th
GLENDALE, CA, Nov 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, invites investors and the media to join DineEquity's 2010 Investor Day via webcast on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Company's Investor Day will include presentations by the DineEquity, Applebee's and IHOP management teams, which will focus on a discussion of Ap... 
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11/04/10Applebee's(R) Thanks Neighborhood Veterans and Active Duty Military With a Free Meal on Veterans Day; Virtual Thank Yous Flood Applebee's Facebook Page
LENEXA, KS, Nov 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- WHAT: Applebee's will thank our nation's Veterans and Active Duty Military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee's for a free meal on Veterans Day. Applebee's Veterans Day menu will offer some of its signature and favorite items, including the 7 oz. House Sirloin, Bacon Cheeseburger, Three Cheese Chicken Penne, Chicken Tenders Platter, Oriental Chicken Salad, Fiesta Lime Chicken(R) and Double Crunch Shrimp. WHO: Applebee's expect... 
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11/02/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Solid Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Updates 2010 Outlook Based on Improved Performance and Previously Announced Refinancing and Refranchising Transactions GLENDALE, CA, Nov 02, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced financial results for the third quarter 2010. DineEquity's financial performance for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010 included the following highlights: -- For the q... 
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11/01/10The Flavors of Fall Are Harvested at IHOP
IHOP Launches Innovative Festival of Flavors for a Limited Time Only GLENDALE, CA, Nov 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has captured the distinct feeling of fall in each of the uniquely crafted menu items available during the Festival of Flavors. With three deliciously craveable items to choose from, guests can welcome the changing of the seasons alongside their favorite fall flavors. Guests can take part in ... 
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10/29/10REMINDER: Media Alert: Free Scary Face Pancakes for Kids October 29 at IHOP
No Tricks - Just Treats as Kids 12 and Under Celebrate Halloween a Little Early GLENDALE, CA, Oct 29, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- WHAT: IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of its No Tricks - Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event. The "design-your-own" Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped toppi... 
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10/25/10Media Alert: Free Scary Face Pancakes for Kids October 29 at IHOP
No Tricks - Just Treats as Kids 12 and Under Celebrate Halloween a Little Early GLENDALE, CA, Oct 25, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- WHAT: IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of its No Tricks - Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event. The "design-your-own" Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped toppi... 
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10/21/10DineEquity, Inc. Successfully Completes Refinancing of Securitized Debt and Preferred Stock
EPS Accretive; Debt Maturities Extended; Flexible Capital Structure With Attractive Terms GLENDALE, CA, Oct 21, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has successfully completed a $1.8 billion refinancing. DineEquity used the proceeds from its refinancing activities and other cash on hand to fund the retirement of all of its outstanding securitized debt as well as to ... 
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10/20/10Applebee's(R) Thanks Neighborhood Veterans and Active Duty Military with a Free Meal on Veterans Day
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar(R) Served More than One Million Free Meals on Veterans Day in 2009 LENEXA, Kan., Oct 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Once again, Applebee's will thank our nation's veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee's for a free meal on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Last year, Applebee's served more than one million military men and women and expects that number to be even higher this year. The company's appreciatio... 
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10/20/10IHOP Franchisees and Vendors Celebrate Success and Set New Goals at Annual Franchise Conference
IHOP Recognizes Top Franchisees, Team Members, and Vendor Partners GLENDALE, CA, Oct 20, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, celebrated the company's success and honored franchisees, vendors and team members at its annual Franchise Conference in Las Vegas. The theme for the conference, led by IHOP President Jean Birch, was Growing Together. IHOP management reviewed the progress made in establishing IHOP as the ... 
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10/18/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Expiration and Results of Tender Offers
GLENDALE, CA, Oct 18, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced today the expiration and results of its previously announced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") for any and all of the outstanding principal amount of the following notes (collectively, the "Notes"): -- (i) the Series 2007-1 Class A-2-II-A Fixed Rate Term Senior Notes with a legal maturity of December 2037... 
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10/11/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces the Sale of 20 Company-Operated Applebee's Restaurants in Virginia
GLENDALE, CA, Oct 11, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Apple Investors Group LLC for the sale of 20 company-operated Applebee's restaurants located in the Roanoke and Lynchburg markets in the state of Virginia. The purchase agreement does not contain a financing contingency, but closing is subject to regulatory... 
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10/11/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces the Sale of 36 Company-Operated Applebee's Restaurants in Missouri and Illinois
GLENDALE, CA, Oct 11, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Mid River Restaurants LLC for the sale of 36 company-operated Applebee's restaurants located in St. Louis, Missouri and parts of Illinois. The purchase agreement does not contain a financing contingency, but closing is subject to regulatory processes relate... 
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10/11/10IHOP Makes Lower Calorie Dining Choices Simple With New Menu Items and Tips
New Menu Includes SIMPLE & FIT Items Under 600 Calories -- Including All Kids Items -- and Provides Tips to Meet Nutrition Needs GLENDALE, CA, Oct 11, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, today announced the launch of its new SIMPLE & FIT menu items under 600 calories as part of its new menu rollout. Integrated throughout the menu, the new SIMPLE & FIT items make it easier for guests to choose lower-calorie op... 
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10/08/10DineEquity, Inc. Extends Expiration Date of Tender Offers
GLENDALE, CA, Oct 08, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced today that with respect to its previously announced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") for any and all of the outstanding principal amount of the following notes (collectively, the "Notes"), it has extended the Expiration Date for the Tender Offers to twelve midnight (end of day), Eastern Daylight Time, on October... 
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10/08/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Signing of $950 Million Senior Secured Credit Facility
GLENDALE, CA, Oct 11, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced today the signing of a new senior secured credit agreement with Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent, Raymond James Realty, Inc., as Documentation Agent, Barclays Capital, as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Book Manager, and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Book Manager and Syndication Agent... 
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10/08/10DineEquity, Inc. to Hold Third Quarter 2010 Investor Conference Call on November 2nd
GLENDALE, CA, Oct 08, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release third quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its third quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). To participate ... 
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10/06/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Pricing of $825 Million of Senior Notes Due 2018
GLENDALE, CA, Oct 06, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has priced its previously announced offering of $825 million aggregate principal amount of its 9.5% senior unsecured notes due 2018 (the "Notes"). The Notes will be issued at 100% of their face value. The Notes will be guaranteed by substantially all of DineEquity's current and future domestic wholly o... 
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10/04/10IHOP Invites Pancake Lovers to Name Its New Scary Face Pancake
Online Contest Provides Opportunity to Win a Year's Worth of IHOP Pancakes GLENDALE, CA, Oct 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --For decades, IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has been offering a side of giggles with its Funny Face Pancakes. In the fun and frightful spirit that October brings, IHOP is introducing a Halloween version of the Funny Face Pancake and launching an online contest today that invites pancake lovers nationwide to name the... 
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10/04/10No Tricks -- Just Treats at IHOP This October
Month-Long Festivities Include Trick or Treat All-You-Can-Eat Buttermilk Pancakes and Scary Face Pancakes Which Will Be Offered for Free to Kids 12 and Under on October 29 GLENDALE, CA, Oct 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, today announced plans for a month-long celebration this October to welcome fall and observe Halloween in a fun, frightful and flavorful way. Throughout the month, participating IHOP restauran... 
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09/27/10IHOP Serves Up New Menu Full of Innovative Choices to Satisfy Any Craving
New Menu Includes Delicious Lineup of Bacon 'N Beef(TM) Burgers, Lower Calorie Options and Return of CINN-A-STACK(TM) Pancakes Along With New Design and Layout GLENDALE, CA, Sep 27, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Pancakes are not the only thing being "flipped" at IHOP this fall. IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, today announced the roll out of its redesigned menu featuring more delicious choices and an easier-to-read layout. From an all new burger l... 
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09/24/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Tender Offers and Consent Solicitation
GLENDALE, CA, Sep 24, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced today the preliminary results of its previously announced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") for any and all of the outstanding principal amount of the following notes (collectively, the "Notes"): -- (i) the Series 2007-1 Class A-2-II-A Fixed Rate Term Senior Notes with a legal maturity of December 2037 (the "Cla... 
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09/22/10DineEquity, Inc. Previews Third Quarter 2010 Same-Restaurant Sales Performance
Company Comments on Key 2010 Performance Guidance GLENDALE, CA, Sep 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today provided a preview of its quarter-to-date same-restaurant sales performance results for the third quarter 2010. The Company also provided an update on its progress toward meeting key financial performance expectations for the full year 2010. Same-Restaurant Sales Perfo... 
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09/22/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Notes Due 2018
GLENDALE, CA, Sep 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, up to $825 million aggregate principal amount of its senior unsecured notes due 2018. The notes are expected to be guaranteed by DineEquity's current and future domestic wholly owned subsidiaries. DineEquity intends to use the net proceeds fro... 
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09/14/10Applebee's(R) Launches Digital Gift Cards in the Virtual Neighborhood
Give Instantly, Get Instantly, Anytime With Applebee's New Digital Gift Cards, Now Available on Applebees.com and Applebee's Facebook Fan Page LENEXA, KS, Sep 14, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The virtual neighborhood just got bigger, as Applebee's launches Digital Gift Cards, allowing people to buy and send electronic gift cards online via Applebees.com and Applebee's Facebook Fan Page. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, the world's largest casual dining restaurant chain, is the first in... 
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09/10/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Proposed Private Offering of Senior Notes
GLENDALE, CA, Sep 10, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior unsecured notes. DineEquity intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with the net proceeds from other secured debt financing, to fund the previously announced tender offers and consent solicitation for certain series... 
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09/10/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Commencement of Tender Offers and Consent Solicitation
GLENDALE, CA, Sep 10, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") for any and all of the outstanding principal amount of the following notes (collectively, the "Notes"): -- (i) the Series 2007-1 Class A-2-II-A Fixed Rate Term Senior Notes with a legal maturity of December 2037 (the "Class A-2-II-A Notes"), an... 
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09/10/10Football Fans Rejoice! Applebee's Is Serving Up Game-Day Food and Fun!
Fall Football Lineup Includes Parties, Food and Drink Specials and the Ultimate Game-Day Watching Experience With DirecTV(R) Packages at Participating Applebee's LENEXA, KS, Sep 10, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Trash talking and rivalries. Bragging rights and friendly bets. Upsets and underdogs. Football is back! And Applebee's guests can enjoy parties, great food and drink specials, along with game-day promotions at their neighborhood restaurant. Neighborhood Applebee's restaurant... 
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09/03/10Columbus Area Police, Firefighters, Paramedics to Eat Free at Applebee's on September 7, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept 03, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Columbus area first responders -- police officers, firefighters and paramedics -- can eat for free at Applebee's on Tuesday, September 7. As a small token of appreciation in recognition of their service, first responders are invited to visit any of the 16 area Thomas & King Applebee's locations and receive one free entree. "Every day, first responders work to keep our community safe and providing these men and women with a free meal i... 
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08/30/10After 25 Years, Famous IHOP Dish Still Embarrassing to Say, but More Delicious to Eat
IHOP Celebrates 25 "Rooty" Years With Its "Super" Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity(R) Promotion GLENDALE, CA, Aug 30, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Twenty-five years ago, IHOP's Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity debuted in a star-studded premiere, complete with Groucho Marx-style funny glasses. Along with other unforgettable pop culture classics from the year -- such as Back to the Future, Golden Girls, Sesame Street's Elmo and the hit song We Are the World -- this child of the '80s has only impr... 
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08/26/10Applebee's(R) New Stuffed Pasta Items Are Stuffed With Flavor -- and Value
New Florentine Ravioli With Chicken and Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs With Fettuccini Added to Popular 2 for $20 Everyday Menu LENEXA, KS, Aug 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --The best deal in the neighborhood keeps getting better as Applebee's adds two new choices to its 2 for $20 menu. Applebee's guests can now enjoy the rich flavors of Florentine Ravioli with Chicken and Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs with Fettuccini on its 2 for $20 every day value menu. Before it was in vogue, App... 
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08/19/10UPDATE: IHOP and Pepsi Make Cents for Children's Miracle Network
GLENDALE, CA, Aug 19, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has teamed up with Pepsi to give back to its communities as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Now through October 2 at participating IHOP Restaurants, purchase an ice-cold Pepsi beverage and Pepsi will make a donation (maximum $20,000 cumulative) to IHOP's national charity partner Children's Miracle Network. "IHOP takes great pride in giving back to the commun... 
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08/19/10IHOP and Pepsi Make Cents for Children's Miracle Network
GLENDALE, CA, Aug 19, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has teamed up with Pepsi to give back to its communities as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project. Now through October 2 at participating IHOP Restaurants, purchase an ice-cold Pepsi beverage and Pepsi will donate $20,000 to IHOP's national charity partner Children's Miracle Network. "IHOP takes great pride in giving back to the communities that support our busines... 
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08/02/10IHOP Takes a Bite Out of Back to School Spending With Return of Kids Eat Free Promotion
With Families Spending More Than $600 on Back to School Shopping, IHOP Helps Subsidize School Supplies With August Kids Eat Free Limited Time Offer GLENDALE, CA, Aug 02, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- With the back to school season quickly approaching, IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers families financial flexibility while shopping for back to school supplies this August. Every day in August, IHOP invites families to take part in its Kids Eat ... 
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07/29/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Solid Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Applebee's Posts Third Consecutive Quarter of Domestic System-Wide Same-Restaurant Sales Improvement, IHOP Franchisees Open 21 Restaurants, Company Retires an Additional $26 Million of Securitized Debt GLENDALE, CA, Jul 29, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced financial results for the second quarter 2010. DineEquity's financial performance for the second quarter and si... 
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07/23/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces the Sale of 63 Company-Operated Applebee's Restaurants
GLENDALE, CA, Jul 23, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Apple American Group LLC for the sale of 63 company-operated Applebee's restaurants located in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. The purchase agreement does not contain a financing contingency, but closing is subject to regulatory processes related to liquor li... 
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07/02/10Applebee's Executive Chef Recognized by Kraft for Culinary Innovation
Chef Shannon Johnson Leads Menu Development at the World's Largest Casual Dining Chain LENEXA, KS, Jul 02, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Applebee's Executive Chef Shannon Johnson, CEC, was recently named one of the three "2010 Chefs of Grey Poupon" by Kraft Foodservice. Johnson is director of culinary innovation and development at Applebee's, the world's largest casual dining chain. Johnson's honor came after Kraft Foodservice conducted a nationwide search for chefs who embody the ... 
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07/01/10DineEquity, Inc. to Hold Second Quarter 2010 Investor Conference Call on July 29th
GLENDALE, CA, Jul 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release second quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, July 29, 2010 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its second quarter 2010 financial results on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). To participate on... 
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06/24/10Applebee's(R) New Sizzling Skillet Entrees Are a Feast for the Senses
Starting at $8.99, Three New Entrees Deliver Sizzling Sounds, Steaming Sights, Mouth-Watering Smells and Flavorful Tastes LENEXA, KS, Jun 24, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Fresh flavor never sounded so good. Applebee's(R) is serving up an unexpected flavorful lineup of crackling, hot and steamy Sizzling Skillet entrees. Hot bubbling cheeses, caramelizing sauce, fresh steamed vegetables and choice of shrimp, steak and chicken on sizzling skillets give neighborhood guests what they're ... 
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06/21/10"Despicable" Minions Invade IHOP This Summer
Minions Steal a Spot on the IHOP Menu With the Release of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's "Despicable Me" GLENDALE, CA, Jun 21, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has been overrun by mischievous minions who have stolen a spot on the IHOP menu. In partnership with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's inaugural 3-D CGI feature, "Despicable Me," IHOP has unveiled its new Minion Madness limi... 
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06/01/10Make Your "Father's Day" the Best One Ever With IHOP's "I HEART Dad" Contest
Enter IHOP's Dad Appreciation Contest and Reward Dad for All He Does GLENDALE, CA, Jun 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --It's time to help dads across the nation cash in on those past Father's Days spent slaving over a hot grill in the summer heat by treating them to a delicious meal at IHOP. IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is giving guests the opportunity to turn their fatherly love into delicious menu items for the whole family to enjoy. B... 
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05/24/10DineEquity, Inc. to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
GLENDALE, CA, May 24, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that management will present a Company overview to investors at the Stephens Inc. Spring Investment Conference on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Eastern Time in New York, New York. Additionally, management will present at the Goldman Sachs Lodging, Gaming, Restaurant and Leisure Conference... 
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05/04/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Solid First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Strong Business Fundamentals Supported by Stabilizing Same-Restaurant Sales, Solid Company Margin Performance and Retirement of $55 Million of Securitized Debt GLENDALE, CA, May 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. DineEquity's financial performance for the first quarter 2010 included the following hi... 
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04/26/10Applebee's Launches Neighborhood-Inspired Burgers
Applebee's Realburgers From Across America Bring the Best Neighborhood Flavors to Your Hometown LENEXA, KS, Apr 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Burgers are America's favorite food, and the new Realburgers from Across America at Applebee's(R) have flavors that are as unique as the neighborhoods that inspired them. Applebee's Realburgers(TM) from Across America start with fresh, 100 percent ground chuck, then are individually handcrafted and made-to-order. What makes these burgers so... 
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04/26/10IHOP Cooks Up a Second Helping of Mom Appreciation
Sweet Memories Equal Sweet Rewards During the IHOP "I HEART Mom" Contest GLENDALE, CA, Apr 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --After receiving more than 1,500 heartwarming stories last year, IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is happy to announce the return of its "I HEART Mom" online essay contest. With more than 4 million new moms popping up across the nation each year(1), IHOP wants to give you the chance to let everyone know just how special she rea... 
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04/26/10IHOP Layers on the Cheesecake With New Pancake Stackers
Load Up on Two of America's Favorite Flavors for a Limited Time Only GLENDALE, CA, Apr 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --There is nothing short about this stack! Don't miss out on the new scrumptious five-layer Pancake Stackers from IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. IHOP's newest creation features sweet and silky crustless cheesecake layered between two world-famous IHOP buttermilk pancakes, crowned with a choice of cool strawberries, blueberry or ci... 
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04/19/10Bring Your Daughters and Sons to Work, Followed by a Family Dinner at IHOP
Finish the Day Right During the 'Kids Eat Free' Dinner Promotion at IHOP GLENDALE, CA, Apr 19, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Coinciding with national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work(R) Day on April 22, 2010, IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, invites parents to end the day at the perfect venue so that their kids can share stories about the day's events. IHOP's 'Kids Eat Free' promotion runs every day in April at participating restaurants, and brin... 
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04/08/10DineEquity, Inc. to Hold First Quarter 2010 Investor Conference Call on May 4th
GLENDALE, CA, Apr 08, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release first quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its first quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). To participate on the cal... 
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03/31/10Cash in This Tax Season With a Free Kids Meal at IHOP
'Kids Eat Free' for Dinner at IHOP for the Entire Month of April GLENDALE, CA, Mar 31, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --This tax season, IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is looking to help maximize guests' deductions. Every parent knows that they are able to look forward to extra cash in their tax returns thanks to the little ones in their life. Now, April just got even more exciting for families with the national 'Kids Eat Free' dinner promotion at IH... 
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03/29/10IHOP Appoints Bill Alexander Vice President, Franchise and Business Development
Industry Veteran to Lead Continued Franchise Expansion, Including International and Non-Traditional Venues GLENDALE, CA, Mar 29, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, today named Bill Alexander Vice President, Franchise and Business Development. In his new position, Alexander is responsible for the strategic expansion of the IHOP brand through franchising of traditional locations domestically and in selected internati... 
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03/12/10March Hoops Is One More Reason There's No Place Like the Neighborhood
Ultimate Trio Appetizers, Neighborhood Game Watching and a Chance at $1 MillionLENEXA, KS, Mar 12, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Neighborhoods may disagree about which basketball team will take home the championship title, but everyone can agree that at Applebee's, great things come in threes: Ultimate Trios appetizers, live hoops action -- and a chance to win $1 million. Once brackets are announced on Sunday, March 14, hoops fans can enter to win $1 million in the March Hoops Basketball Cha... 
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03/10/10On the Menu in Washington -- Jobs, Immigration, Employee Choice and Health Care
<b>DineEquity, Inc., World's Largest Full Service Restaurant Company, Brings More Than 200 Franchisees and Employees to Washington to Share Legislative Concerns and Solutions With Their Representatives</b>GLENDALE, CA, Mar 10, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- On most days franchise owners of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee's Bar & Grill can be found in restaurants across the nation taking care of guests. On Wednesday they will gather, along with employees of DineEquity, Inc., the br... 
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03/03/10DineEquity, Inc. Provides Financial Performance Guidance for Fiscal 2010
Significant Free Cash Flow to Enable Continued Debt Reduction GLENDALE, CA, Mar 03, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today provided financial guidance for the current fiscal year and highlighted key operational and financial benchmarks that it believes will drive the performance of its businesses in 2010. The Company's fiscal 2010 financial performance guidance excludes any i... 
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03/03/10DineEquity, Inc. Announces Solid Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Results
Improved Company Restaurant Operating Margin and Disciplined G&A Management Drive Cash From Operations Performance of $158 Million; Fiscal 2009 Securitized Debt Retirement at $217 MillionGLENDALE, CA, Mar 03, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009. DineEquity's financial performance for the fourth quarte... 
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03/02/10IHOP's National Pancake Day Raises $2.1 Million for Children'S Charities
IHOP Surpasses Fundraising Goal With Annual Free Pancake Giveaway Inspiring Generous Donations for Children's Miracle Network and Other Local Charities GLENDALE, CA, Mar 02, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The results are in! IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, announced today that it significantly exceeded its 2010 National Pancake Day fundraising goal, generating $2.1 million in donations for Children's Miracle Network and other local charities. The ... 
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03/01/10DineEquity, Inc. to Present at Raymond James Investor Conference
GLENDALE, CA, Mar 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that management will present a Company overview to investors at the Raymond James 31st Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Monday, March 8, 2010 from 8:05 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. Eastern Time in Orlando, Florida. A live webcast of the conference presentation will be available on DineEquity's Web site at w... 
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02/22/10MEDIA ALERT: Free Buttermilk Pancakes on February 23 at IHOP
National Pancake Day Celebration to Benefit Children's Miracle Network and Other Local Charities Media Invited to Cover -- Satellite Feed AvailableWHAT: In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network and other local charities. This year, IHOP is hoping to stack up more donations than ever ... 
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02/02/10Celebrity Wake Up Calls and National Online Contest Round Out Awareness Efforts for IHOP's National Pancake Day
Children's Miracle Network and IHOP Leave No Spatula Unturned Hoping to Raise $1.75 Million for Children's Hospital Programs Nationwide GLENDALE, CA, Feb 02, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- With pancake parties taking place throughout the country, Children's Miracle Network balloon sales going through the roof at IHOP restaurants nationwide, public service announcements starring NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young airing across the country, and a strong buzz in support of National Pancake Day, one wo... 
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02/01/10Newly Crowned Miss America 2010 to Serve as Spokesperson for IHOP's National Pancake Day Celebration
Caressa Cameron Commits to Help Raise $1.75 Million for Children's Miracle Network as IHOP Goes Up, Up and Away for National Pancake Day GLENDALE, CA, Feb 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Immediately following her crowning as Miss America 2010 on Saturday, Caressa Cameron announced that she will serve as spokesperson for IHOP's fifth National Pancake Day celebration benefitting Children's Miracle Network. Hoping to raise more than $1.75 million for children's hospital programs, IHOP will g... 
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02/01/10DineEquity, Inc. to Hold Fourth Quarter 2009 Investor Conference Call on March 3rd
GLENDALE, CA, Feb 01, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release fourth quarter and fiscal 2009 financial results and issue 2010 financial performance guidance on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal 2009 financial results and 2010 performance guida... 
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01/19/10Applebee's Names Dawn Bullen Vice President of Marketing
Experienced Marketing Executive to Oversee Advertising, Media Planning LENEXA, KS, Jan 19, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Applebee's Services, Inc. announced today that Dawn Bullen has been named vice president, marketing. Bullen brings 18 years of experience to Applebee's, where she will be responsible for all national marketing, advertising, media planning and buying as well as neighborhood activation. Bullen will report to Rebeca Johnson, senior vice president, marketing and culinary. Bef... 
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01/04/10New Year's Resolutions Never Tasted So Good
Applebee's Launches "Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories" Menu LENEXA, KS, Jan 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Great taste or lower calories? At Applebee's, guests can have their "steak" and eat it too. The world's largest casual dining chain announces the launch of its groundbreaking menu featuring five unbelievably tasty entrees, all under 550 calories. The "Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories" menu marks a first for casual dining chains, offering guests unexpe... 
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01/04/10All You Can Eat Pancakes Return to IHOP
Ring in the New Year With Popular Pancake Promotion Starting at $4.99 GLENDALE, CA, Jan 04, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- As the nation rings in 2010 and all the potential and promise that a new year brings, IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is giving guests another reason to celebrate. Any time of day now through February 21, IHOP invites guests to enjoy their fill of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes. "Our guests know they can count on IHOP to... 
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