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12/27/12Start Pouring the Syrup! All You Can Eat Pancakes Are Back at IHOP for a Limited Time, Beginning January 2nd
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 27, 2012-- Fans have been hungering for it, and now it’s official: IHOP® is bringing back one of its most popular promotions — a “keep them coming ’til you say when” stack of our famous Buttermilk Pancakes, available as a main dish or alongside one of our delicious combo orders. From January 2 through January 27, 2013, guests can order one of IHOP’s delicious combos featuring eggs any style, crispy hash... 
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12/11/12Poll: 85% to Treat Themselves After Buying Applebee’s® Gift Cards This Season
Applebee’s Digital Gift Cards Make Last-Minute Shopping Simple, Giving is as Good as Getting with FREE $10 Bonus Card After $50 Gift Card Purchase KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2012-- With Dec. 20 circled by procrastinators rushing to mail gifts in time for the big day, Applebee’s FREE $10 Digital Bonus Cards with a $50 Digital Gift Card purchase make it easy to skip the post office and reward your hard work this ... 
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12/05/12Four Ohio Area IHOP Restaurants and One in Indiana Refranchised
Central Avenue IHOP in Toledo Closed GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2012-- The Ohio IHOP® restaurants located in Perrysburg, Lima, Holland and on Talmadge Road in Toledo, as well as an IHOP in Evansville, Indiana, are being refranchised to Mohammed Iftikhar, a current Franchisee who also owns six successful IHOPs in Georgia. “I look forward to our IHOPS being active and involved members of the community and I am esp... 
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11/30/12IHOP Unveils Innovative, Newly Redesigned Website That Puts Guests at the Center of the IHOP Experience
New Mobile Apps and Digital Gift Cards Provide Guests with New Ways to Discover—and Give—Everything You Love About Breakfast GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2012-- IHOP®, the place people go for everything they love about breakfast, has unveiled new virtual ways for guests to explore and interact with the iconic brand. The company has launched a newly redesigned website, www.IHOP.com which puts guests at the center ... 
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11/28/12IHOP to Offer Free Pancakes to Guests Nationwide on February 5 National Pancake Day to Raise Money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Fundraiser Aims to Raise $3 Million to Kick Off Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th Anniversary GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2012-- Batter up, breakfast lovers! IHOP®, one of America’s most popular family-friendly restaurants, known for “everything you love about breakfast,” will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on February 5, 2013, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Ne... 
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11/14/12Applebee’s® NEW! Spirited Cuisine: “Tricky” Techniques Raise the Bar on Flavor
Bar meets grill with great entrees crafted with a touch of wine, bourbon and beer; Applebee’s Digital Gift Cards to feature original, fan-submitted artwork starting Dec. 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2012-- Applebee’s this week introduced its new Spirited Cuisine menu, inspired by cooking down wine, bourbon and beer to release deep, rich flavors. With techniques normally reserved for fine dining restaurants, App... 
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11/08/12Applebee’s® to Serve More Than 1 Million FREE Thank You Meals to Veterans and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11
Applebee’s: Applebee's(R) to Serve More Than 1 Million FREE Thank You Meals to Veterans and Active Duty Military This Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 (Photo: Business Wire) WHAT:   This Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, Applebee’s is thanking our nation’s veterans and active duty military by inviting them... 
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10/30/12DineEquity, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
Completes Applebee’s Refranchising Initiative Significantly Reduces Total Debt by $167 Million GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2012. “We are pleased with our results for the third quarter, which was highlighted by the great progres... 
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10/30/12DineEquity, Inc. Provides Updated Financial Guidance for Fiscal 2012
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today updated financial guidance for fiscal 2012, reflecting significant one-time effects from the Company’s completion of its Applebee’s refranchising program earlier this month. DineEquity provided fiscal 2012 guidance on the following key financial performance metrics: ... 
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10/29/12Applebee’s® Statement Regarding Hurricane Sandy Restaurant Closings
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2012-- Applebee’s and its franchisees have taken proactive steps to ensure the safety of our team members and guests related to Hurricane Sandy. Restaurants are closed in areas with an imminent threat, and those that may be impacted are operating in accordance with direction from public safety officials. About Applebee’s Applebee’s (www.applebees.com) is the world’s largest cas... 
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10/29/12Applebee’s® $10 Bonus Cards: “A Little for You, A Lot for Them” This Holiday Season
FREE $10 Bonus Card with $50 Gift Card Purchase Back at Participating Applebee’s Restaurants; NEW! Digital Bonus Cards Available with $50 Digital Gift Card Purchase at www.applebees.com KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2012-- Back by popular demand, Applebee’s – the great American neighborhood grill and bar – is again making it easier to give and receive this holiday season by offering FREE $10 Applebee’s Bonu... 
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10/26/12Photo of 17 IHOP Santas "Loading Up" for the Holidays Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress
A photo of 17 IHOP Santas "Loading Up" for the holidays is available on Business Wire's website and AP PhotoExpress. A Ho-ho-host of Santas load up for the holiday season on IHOP's Loaded Country Potato Breakfasts for a national commercial to be aired starting in November (Photo: Business Wire) A Ho-ho-host of Santas load up for the holiday season on IHOP’s Loaded Country Potato Breakfasts for a national commercial to be aired starting in ... 
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10/16/12DineEquity, Inc. to Hold Third Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call on October 30th
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release third quarter 2012 financial results on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its third quarter 2012 financial results on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:... 
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10/04/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces Completion of Its Applebee’s Restaurant Refranchising Program
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has completed the refranchising program initiated in 2008, successfully transitioning to a 99% franchised restaurant system. With the closure of the deal to refranchise 39 Applebee’s company-operated restaurants in Virginia to Potomac Family Dining Group, ... 
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09/07/12IHOP Enters into a Partnership with The Quaker Oats Company to Introduce New Oatmeal Varieties
Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Pancakes, Waffles and Crepes Expand IHOP's SIMPLE & FIT and Wholesome Menu Offerings GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 7, 2012-- IHOP®, America's favorite breakfast place, today announced a new partnership with The Quaker Oats Company resulting in the creation of a proprietary blend of oatmeal, and the first jointly developed breakfast item between the two iconic brands. This partnership also marks the first time The Quaker Oats Company has ever partnered to create a... 
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08/07/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces Opening of First IHOP Restaurant in the Middle East
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, today announced the opening of the first IHOP restaurant in the Middle East, an IHOP in The Mall of the Emirates, in the Al Barsha district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The first IHOP restaurant in the Middle East, in the Al Barsha district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has a new, enhanc... 
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07/31/12DineEquity, Inc. Reports Solid Second Quarter Results
Company Completes Refranchising with Announcement of Final Sale; G&A Restructuring to Drive Significant Cost Savings GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2012. “During the second quarter, we executed on our disciplined strategy to drive ea... 
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07/31/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces Departure of Jean M. Birch, President of IHOP
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 31, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that Jean M. Birch, President of IHOP, will leave the Company effective August 27, 2012. DineEquity has commenced a search for a new President of IHOP. Julia A. Stewart, DineEquity’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will assume day-to-day leadership of ... 
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07/25/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces the Sale of 65 Applebee’s Company-Operated Restaurants in Michigan to TSFR Apple Venture LLC
Transaction Will Complete Applebee’s Refranchising and Transition DineEquity to a Fully Franchised System GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 25, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with TSFR Apple Venture LLC for the sale of 65 Applebee's company-operated restaurants located in Michi... 
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07/16/12DineEquity, Inc. to Hold Second Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call on July 31st
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 16, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release second quarter 2012 financial results on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its second quarter 2012 financial results on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.... 
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07/09/12A Trio of Signature Pancakes Take Center Stage at IHOP This Summer
Breakfast Icon Continues To Re-Define the American Breakfast Experience With Innovative Choices GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 9, 2012-- IHOP®, known for its world famous buttermilk pancakes for more than 50 years, is showcasing a trio of special pancake creations this summer designed to further inspire the American breakfast experience. Red velvet pancakes, sweet strawberry pancakes, and whole wheat pancakes with bana... 
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07/02/12Applebee’s® Pledges to “See You Tomorrow” with Fresh Approach to Dining in the Neighborhood
First Work from Crispin Porter + Bogusky Reflects Broader Brand Revitalization; New Fresh Flavors of Summer Menu Features Ingredients Picked at Peak of Season KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2012-- Marking a new chapter in its 32-year history, Applebee’s today launched “See You TomorrowSM” the first advertising campaign produced by agency of record Crispin Porter + Bogusky and the foundation of an outside-in revitali... 
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06/04/12Applebee’s® Adds Fresh New Flavors to Popular Sizzling Entrées Menu
NEW! Sizzling N’Awlins Skillet and NEW! Sizzling Chicken Fundido among Eight Sizzling Entrées, Including Two Under 550 Calories, Starting at $9.99 KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 4, 2012-- While Applebee’s two new Sizzling Entrées are a treat for the senses, the presentation isn’t just for show. It’s the sound of flavor erupting. NEW! Sizzling N'Awlins Skillet - Mounds of blackened seasoned chicken, shrimp and a... 
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05/29/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces the Sale of 33 Applebee’s Company-Operated Restaurants in Missouri and Indiana to American Franchise Capital, LLC
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 29, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE:DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with American Franchise Capital, LLC for the sale of 33 Applebee's company-operated restaurants located primarily in Missouri and Indiana. The agreement does not contain financing contingencies, but closing is subject to ... 
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05/21/12IHOP Takes the Lead and Taps Into America’s Love of Breakfast, the Restaurant Industry’s Only Growing Daypart
New Advertising and Marketing Campaign Celebrates “IHOP. Everything You Love About BreakfastSM” GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 21, 2012-- Americans are hungry for breakfast again, and IHOP® is cooking up something special! IHOP is breaking new ground with an innovative advertising and marketing campaign that debuts nationwide today and kicks off a summer-long schedule of promotions highlighting breakfast foods that can be enjo... 
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05/16/12Kansas City-Area Applebee’s® Invite Facebook Fans to Celebrate Armed Forces Day by Posting Pictures of Their Favorite Veterans and Active Duty Troops
Local Applebee’s Offer 30 Percent Military Discount Every Monday KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 16, 2012-- Continuing its support of the neighborhood’s real heroes, the 46 Kansas City-area Applebee’s invite guests to post pictures of their favorite veterans and active duty military on local Applebee’s Facebook pages on May 19, Armed Forces Day. Applebee's Thank You Movement, a year-round initiative to say "thanks" to v... 
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05/07/12Applebee's(R) Joins Kids LiveWellâ"
World's Largest Casual Dining Chain Provides Healthful Menu Options for the Whole Family KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Applebee's is expanding its more healthful menu choices to its kids menu so the whole family can dine out and enjoy better-for-you options. The world's largest casual dining chain today announced it joined Kids LiveWell, a program that helps parents and kids make more healthful menu selections when eat... 
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05/04/12Kansas City-Area Applebee's(R) Thank Local Heroes with Military Mondays
Local Applebee's Offer 30 Percent Military Discount Every Monday KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The 46 Kansas City-area Applebee's restaurants are honoring real neighborhood heroes with Military Mondays. Veterans and active duty military personnel receive a 30 percent discount on their meal and soft drink every Monday at Applebee's. "Military Mondays salutes local heroes each week for the sacrifices they make every day to protect ou... 
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05/03/12Video: Applebee's(R) Thank You Movement Brings 101,000 Thank You Cards to Veterans
Applebee's Team Members Deliver 101,000 Thank You Cards to Disabled American Veterans; Applebee's Thank You Movement Now 2.6 Million Strong KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 3, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --As part of the Applebee's Thank You Movement, Applebee's team members kicked off Military Appreciation Month yesterday with the delivery of 101,000 Thank You cards -- 1,200 pounds of thanks -- to the nation's military. Applebee's guests and team members personalized the cards at nearly 1,900 U.... 
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05/02/12Applebee's(R) Thank You Movement Brings 1,200 Pounds of Thanks to Veterans
Applebee's Team Members Deliver 101,000 Thank You Cards to Disabled American Veterans; Applebee's Thank You Movement now 2.6 Million Strong KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --As part of the Applebee's Thank You Movement, Applebee's team members kicked off Military Appreciation Month yesterday with the delivery of 101,000 Thank You cards - 1,200 pounds of thanks - to the nation's military. Applebee's guests and team members... 
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05/01/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces Solid First Quarter 2012 Results
Company's Highly Franchised Model Generates Strong Free Cash Flow and EPS, Enabling Significant Debt Reduction GLENDALE, Calif., May 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, reported financial results for the first quarter of 2012. "We are pleased with our first quarter performance. At DineEquity, we continue to work closely with IHOP and Applebee's on... 
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05/01/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces the Sale of 39 Applebee's Company-Operated Restaurants in Virginia to Potomac Family Dining Group, LLC
GLENDALE, Calif., May 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the 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, LLC for the sale of 39 Applebee's company-operated restaurants located in Virginia. The agreement does not contain financing contingencies, but closing is subject to regulatory processes related... 
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04/30/12Applebee's(R) Delivering 1,200 Pounds of Thanks to Vets on May 1
Applebee's Thank You Movement 2.6 Million Strong Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Applebee's: WHAT: Applebee's team members are delivering 101,000 thank you cards from guests at its 1,900 U.S. restaurants to the nation's military as part of the Thank You Movement and in recognition of Military Appreciation Month. ... 
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04/30/12IHOP Celebrates Moms, Dads and Grads, and Those Who Cheer Them on, with Return of Bounceback Coupon
For a Limited Time, Guests Receive Free $5 Coupon with Purchase of $25 Gift Card GLENDALE, Calif., Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Just in time for Mother's Day, Father's Day and graduations, IHOP(R), one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is rewarding gift-givers with a free $5 bounceback coupon* with the purchase of a $25 gift card. Friends and family can celebrate their loved ones and receive this coupon for use... 
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04/24/12New IHOP at HOME Syrups Bring Smiles Home for Breakfast
IHOP is First National Restaurant Brand to Bring Full Line of Syrups to Grocery Shelves GLENDALE, Calif., Apr 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Everyone loves pancakes, and no one knows better than breakfast icon IHOP(R) that great tasting syrup makes for great tasting pancakes. This is why IHOP has announced the launch of new IHOP at HOME(R) Syrups, a full line of syrups that could only come from IHOP, featuring Original, Lite, Sugar Free, as well as ... 
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04/17/12Applebee's(R) Honors One Lucky Administrative Professional with Free Lunch for a Year
Visit Applebee's Facebook page to nominate your favorite administrative professional KANSAS CITY, Mo., Apr 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Office assistants, aides and receptionists serve others every day. In honor of Administrative Professional's Day on April 25, Applebee's will serve one hard-working administrative professional all year. Applebee's Facebook fans can nominate an administrative professional to win free lunch every week for a year.... 
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04/12/12DineEquity, Inc. to Hold First Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call on May 1st
GLENDALE, Calif., Apr 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release first quarter 2012 financial results on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its first quarter 2012 financial results on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific ... 
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04/02/12Applebee’s® Offers 75 Pick ‘N Pair® Lunch Options
Variety, Value and Fresh New Flavors Featured on Applebee’s Popular Lunch Menu KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2012-- Applebee’s Pick ‘N Pair lunch menu, featuring freshly prepared sandwich, salad and soup options, makes where to go for lunch an easy decision. But with 75 possible Pick ‘N Pair combinations, the difficult question may be what to order for lunch. Applebee's new Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad with Tomato ... 
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03/28/12IHOP Inspires Morning Madness with Breakfast Bracketology
Four Lucky Facebook Fans Will Win IHOP Breakfast for a Year GLENDALE, Calif., Mar 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --IHOP® invites its more than 1.3 million Facebook fans to vote for and rally behind their favorite breakfast items in its annual "Breakfast Bracketology" sweepstakes. Fans are competing for more than bragging rights - four lucky players will win free IHOP breakfast for one year (no purchase necessary). Boosting the morning madness, IHOP invites guests to tune in to its BreakfastCenter ... 
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03/27/12Applebee's(R) Finds More than Seventy Percent of Basketball Smack Talkers are Women
Talking Smack Means Winning Big for Applebee's Facebook Fans KANSAS CITY, Mo., Mar 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Upsets and underdogs have rendered many tournament brackets dead, but Applebee's reports that online trash talking is alive and well in college basketball. And, guess who's talking the most smack? Women have posted 71 percent of the nearly 50,000 shout-outs and hundreds of photos uploaded to Applebee's Fan Fanatics Facebook page. The online c... 
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03/23/12DineEquity, Inc. to Present at the Barclays Capital High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference
GLENDALE, Calif., Mar 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --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 Barclays Capital High Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 8:10 a.m. MDT (10:10 a.m. EDT). A live webcast of the conference presentation and management's slide presentation wi... 
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03/15/12Leprechauns Take over the Kitchens at IHOP on St. Patrick's Day
IHOP's Green Eggs Featured in "Lucky" Combo Available March 17 Only GLENDALE, Calif., Mar 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --To honor the 250th anniversary of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the United States, IHOP(R) invites guests to make the day more festive with a special St. Patrick's Day Green Eggs Combo, available only on Saturday, March 17. "We will have a bit of leprechaun magic in our kitchens on St. Patrick's Day," said Natalia Franco, senior vi... 
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03/13/12Applebee's(R) Fan Fanatics Contest Rewards College Basketball Fans Who Talk Smack
Survey Shows Majority of Social Media Users Cheer for Their Teams Online KANSAS CITY, Mo., Mar 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The final weeks of the college basketball season means buzzer beaters, upsets and underdogs. With Applebee's Fan Fanatics contest, the March tournament means something else for Applebee's fans: time to trash talk, cheer online - and win. Half (51 percent) of Americans who use social media root for their favorite sp... 
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03/06/12Americans Turn Free Flapjack Frenzy into a Cultural Phenomenon
IHOP National Pancake Day Breaks Records As Pancake Lovers Demonstrate Enthusiasm and Generosity Across The Country GLENDALE, Calif., Mar 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --It was pancake pandemonium throughout the United States on February 28, as hundreds of thousands of pancake lovers and loyal guests flocked to the more than 1,500 IHOP(R) restaurants nationwide to participate in what has become a cultural phenomenon known as IHOP's National Pancake D... 
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03/02/12Photo of IHOP Celebrating the Nationwide Opening of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Dr. Seuss' The Lorax with Elementary School Students in Northridge is Available on Business Wire's Website and AP PhotoExpress
NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Mar 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --A photo is available on Business Wire's website and AP PhotoExpress of IHOP celebrating the nationwide opening of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Dr. Seuss' The Lorax with elementary school students in Northridge, Calif. IHOP(R), one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, gave students from Lorne Street Elementary School in Northridge, Calif. limited-editi... 
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03/02/12Applebee's(R) Jazzes Up its Menu with Bourbon Street Flavors
New Blackened Steak Penne, Blackened Chicken Penne and Bourbon Black & Bleu Burger Offer Applebee's Guests New Orleans-Inspired Flavors in Their Own Neighborhood KANSAS CITY, Mo., Mar 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --If Bourbon-Street flavors are on your wish list but you can't make it to New Orleans, Applebee's has great news for your taste buds. Applebee's is introducing its new Blackened Steak Penne, Blackened Chicken Penne and Bourbon Black & Blue Burg... 
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03/01/12Applebee's(R) Selects New Agency of Record to Accelerate Performance, Build on Momentum
Crispin Porter + Bogusky selected for innovative vision and captivating creative KANSAS CITY, Mo., Mar 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar(R) announced today that it has selected Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) as its U.S. agency of record. The world's largest casual dining chain selected CP+B for its breakthrough creative style, proven ability to deliver added relevance to big brands and passion for driving results. The ne... 
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03/01/12DineEquity, Inc. Announces Solid Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Results
Strong Cash Flow Drives Major Debt Reduction GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 1, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2011. “I am pleased with our results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2011. The Company continued to generate robust free cash flow, pay down debt, manag... 
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03/01/12DineEquity, Inc. Provides Financial Outlook for Fiscal 2012
Highly Franchised Business Model Generates Solid Free Cash Flow GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 1, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today provided financial guidance for fiscal 2012 and highlighted key operational and financial benchmarks that it believes will drive the performance of its businesses in 2012. DineEquity provided fisca... 
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02/27/12DineEquity, Inc. to Present at the Raymond James 33rd Annual Institutional Investors Conference
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2012-- 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 33rd Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 11:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time in Orlando, Florida. A live webcast of the conference presentation w... 
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02/27/1215 Hours of Free Flapjacks at IHOP February 28
National Pancake Day Returns To Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals And Other Local Charities IHOP®: WHAT:   For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP® restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness ... 
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02/22/12Applebee's(R) Introduces Three New Weight Watchers(R) Endorsed Entrées; Applebee's and Weight Watchers Ink Extension to Restaurant Partnership
Applebee's Offers Weight Watchers-Endorsed Dishes Featuring Steak, Shrimp and Chicken - all 12 PointsPlus(R) value or less KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Applebee's and Weight Watchers are celebrating their continued partnership with the introduction of three new entrees, each featuring a full portion of steak, shrimp or chicken. Recently, the two organizations, whose agreement began in 2004, extended their partne... 
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02/21/12IHOP Invites America to Plant Three Million Trees in Celebration of the Release of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's 3D-CG Feature, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Experience the Magic of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax through Free IHOP Seed-Embedded Bookmarks and Special Menu for a Limited Time Only GLENDALE, Calif., Feb 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --IHOP(R), one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is celebrating messages of hope across the country in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) in support of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's... 
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02/13/12DineEquity, Inc. to Hold Fourth Quarter 2011 Investor Conference Call on March 1st
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced that it will release fourth quarter 2011 financial results and issue 2012 financial performance guidance on Thursday, March 1, 2012 before the market opens. The Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2011 financial results and 2012 fina... 
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02/06/12IHOP Promotes Free Pancakes for a Cause with Celebrity Wake Up Calls and “Stacks for Good Acts” Online Contest
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2012-- IHOP® is launching two programs to raise awareness for its annual free pancake giveaway fundraiser benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. The family-friendly restaurant chain invites pancake lovers to receive a wake up call on February 28, 2012 – IHOP’s National Pancake Day – from a teen heartthrob, an NFL Hall of Famer, a GRAMMY®-nominated singer, or one of... 
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02/02/12DineEquity, Inc. Appoints Stephen P. Joyce, President & CEO of Choice Hotels International, Inc. to Board of Directors
GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2012-- DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced the appointment of Stephen P. Joyce to the Company’s board of directors, effective immediately. The Board of Directors increased its size from 10 to 11 members, and Mr. Joyce was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the increase. He is an independent director who will s... 
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01/25/12Fundraising Goes Up, Up & Away for National Pancake Day
IHOP Offers Online Giving Option and Bounce-Back Incentive With Charity "Balloon" Sales Benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals GLENDALE, CA, Jan 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP(R) is on a mission to raise $2.7 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities with its National Pancake Day celebration, set for Tuesday, February 28, and they are making it easier than ever for their guests to participate with an online giving option and a month-lon... 
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01/23/12New IHOP(R) 7 for $7 Menu Headlines Tasty Value Trends to Watch for in 2012
IHOP Satisfies Family Cravings and Fits the Family Budget Seven Different Ways, Seven Days a Week GLENDALE, CA, Jan 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is on trend for value-seekers in 2012 with the launch of its 7 for $7 Menu, according to leading money-saving blogger Tara Kuczykowski from DealSeekingMom*. Raising the bar for the New Year, IHOP is featuring a delicious variety of seven great meals for just $7, ... 
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01/17/12Newly Crowned Miss America to Trade Her Crown for a Spatula: Laura Kaeppeler to Serve as Spokesperson for IHOP's National Pancake Day Celebration
Miss America 2012 to Help Raise Millions for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Encouraging Everyone to Enjoy Free Pancakes Nationwide February 28 GLENDALE, CA, Jan 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Less than 72 hours after being crowned Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler has flipped for kids and announced that she plans to exchange her crown for a chef's hat, her gown for an apron and her sash for a spatula to serve as spokesperson for IHOP's seventh annual National Pancake Day celeb... 
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01/13/12IHOP's Simple & Fit Menu Delivers More Choice Than Ever
More Than 30 Under-600 Calorie Options Suit Any Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Craving GLENDALE, CA, Jan 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --With the new year inspiring consumers to focus on health and wellness, IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has expanded its SIMPLE & FIT selection of more than 30 under-600 calorie options. Available for a limited time only is IHOP's SIMPLE & FIT Spinach & Mushroom Hash Brown Stack. Served with a side of fresh fr... 
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01/06/12REMINDER: 2012 Miss America Contestants Create Pre-Pageant Pancake Pandemonium in Las Vegas
53 State Winners Join Miracle Kids to Flip, Stack and Gobble Pancakes to Help Raise $2.7 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Who: 53 Miss America 2012 Contestants Art McMaster, President & CEO, Miss America Organization Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' "Miracle Children" Destiny Carreon, a five year old boy who suffers from a brain tumor, and Hernan, a 15 year old boy who has been diagnosed with Chiari Malfor... 
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01/05/122012 Miss America Contestants Create Pre-Pageant Pancake Pandemonium in Las Vegas
53 State Winners Join Miracle Kids to Flip, Stack and Gobble Pancakes to Help Raise $2.7 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 05, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Who: 53 Miss America 2012 Contestants Art McMaster, President & CEO, Miss America Organization Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' "Miracle Children" Destiny Carreon, a five year old boy who suffers from a brain tumor, and Hernan, a 15 year old boy who has been diagnosed with Chiari Malfor... 
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01/04/12IHOP to Give Away Free Pancakes on February 28
IHOP Aims to Raise $2.7 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Other Local Charities on National Pancake Day GLENDALE, CA, Jan 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes while supporting a worthy cause as part of the company's philanthropic National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Setting its most ambitious fundraising objective yet at $2.7 mi... 
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01/03/12For the 90 Percent of Americans Who Break Food-Related Resolutions, Applebee's(R) Says: "Ditch the Restrictions"
New Unbelievably Great Tasting and Under 550 Calories(TM) Dishes Make New Year's Resolutions Obsolete KANSAS CITY, MO, Jan 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Nine in ten Americans who have ever made food-related New Year's resolutions have broken them according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar(R). Among the reasons cited were too many restrictions and not enough flavors, with the most popular response being "I like to ... 
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01/03/12Breakfast Innovation at IHOP With Hash Brown Stacks
Creative New Dishes Offer Guests Outstanding Variety and Flavor GLENDALE, CA, Jan 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, continues to innovate breakfast with its debut of Hash Brown Stacks. Hash Brown Stacks offer guests a tower of flavor by layering golden hash browns with eggs and a variety of toppings ranging from mouth-watering bacon or ham, delicious cheese and creamy hollandaise sauce to sauteed spinach and f... 
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