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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 6, 2011
Tom Emrey has been named the new chief financial officer at DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based parent company of Applebee's and IHOP. For the past four years, Emrey has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. He previously was chief financial officer of Universal Studios Home Entertainment from 2003 to 2007. Prior to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Emrey held a number of senior finance positions at Nestle USA, also based in Glendale.
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By Tiffany Hsu | December 4, 2013
How to deal with boredom at the table and long waits for the check while dining out? Applebee's is betting on 100,000 tablets. The casual dining chain is planning to install the technology at every table and many bars at its more than 1,800 locations by the end of 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported . The E La Carte Presto tablets - powered by Intel - will allow patrons to pay from their seats while also adding food and beverages to...
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By Jeremy Oberstein | September 30, 2008
GLENDALE — The U.S. House of Representatives delivered a rebuke to President George W. Bush on Monday in rejecting a $700 billion proposal to bail out struggling financial firms as a historic stock market collapse sent shock waves from Wall Street to Glendale. The 228-205 vote on the Bush-backed bill included nays from Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman and a yes vote from Republican Rep. David Dreier. “There was a great difference of opinion about the best way to deal with this,” Schiff said.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based owner of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, is making a heavy push toward franchising. More than 95% of the company's thousands of restaurants are now owned by entrepreneurs, DineEquity said Tuesday when it announced its first quarter earnings . The franchise model helps keep the company's balance sheet from wild swings, leading to a 5.5% boost in profit to $31.3 million, or $1.64 a share, from $29.7 million, or $1.53 a share during the same quarter a year earlier.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2008
DineEquity hobbles through tough week Stock in a Glendale-based food company that runs breakfast chain IHOP and Americana diner Applebee’s plunged this week on news that a top executive resigned this week. After Chief Financial Officer Thomas Conforti stepped down Tuesday to “pursue other opportunities,” shares in DineEquity Inc. plunged 26%. Last year, the company, then known as IHOP, agreed to buy Applebee’s for $2 billion in a complex deal Conforti helped to engineer, officials said.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | March 11, 2010
Glendale-based DineEquity Inc., the owner of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, threw its weight against proposals for health-care reform Wednesday, sending representatives to Washington to lobby against the White House-backed bills. DineEquity, the world’s largest full-service restaurant company, has argued that health-care-reform bills awaiting reconciliation votes in Congress could weigh down businesses with added expenses, stifling growth and prompting layoffs.
NEWS
February 5, 2013
Early bird today gets the pancakes. A stack of them. For free from IHOP . And it's all in the name of charity. The restaurant chain is trying to encourage diners taking advantage of the complimentary meal to donate $3 million to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds for 170 nonprofit children's medical centers. The company, owned by Applebee's parent DineEquity in Glendale, has been hosting the giveaway for eight years and has raised $10 million.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | December 29, 2010
Glendale-based International House of Pancakes has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against a church with a Pasadena ministry, agreeing to resolve its dispute with the International House of Prayer out of court. On Dec. 21, the restaurant chain dismissed its case against the church, with its lawyers citing "ongoing mediation with the defendants," according to documents filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The restaurant chain sued the church in September, alleging it misappropriated IHOP trademarks with its website, ihop.
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By Tiffany Hsu | December 4, 2013
How to deal with boredom at the table and long waits for the check while dining out? Applebee's is betting on 100,000 tablets. The casual dining chain is planning to install the technology at every table and many bars at its more than 1,800 locations by the end of 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported . The E La Carte Presto tablets - powered by Intel - will allow patrons to pay from their seats while also adding food and beverages to...
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NEWS
May 13, 2013
DineEquity Inc. isn't a name that would be familiar to most people, but they've probably eaten at one of the Glendale company's well-known restaurant chains: Applebee's and IHOP . The first International House of Pancakes opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, a family-friendly place that inspired the IHOP Corp. chain and introduced children to colored syrups and gooey, whipped-cream-covered chocolate-chip pancakes. That company acquired the larger Applebee's chain in 2007 and became DineEquity the following year.
NEWS
February 5, 2013
Early bird today gets the pancakes. A stack of them. For free from IHOP . And it's all in the name of charity. The restaurant chain is trying to encourage diners taking advantage of the complimentary meal to donate $3 million to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds for 170 nonprofit children's medical centers. The company, owned by Applebee's parent DineEquity in Glendale, has been hosting the giveaway for eight years and has raised $10 million.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based owner of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, is making a heavy push toward franchising. More than 95% of the company's thousands of restaurants are now owned by entrepreneurs, DineEquity said Tuesday when it announced its first quarter earnings . The franchise model helps keep the company's balance sheet from wild swings, leading to a 5.5% boost in profit to $31.3 million, or $1.64 a share, from $29.7 million, or $1.53 a share during the same quarter a year earlier.
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January 17, 2012
The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal from Applebee's International Inc., which is battling a lawsuit from more than 5,500 bartenders and servers accusing the restaurant chain of underpaying them. The high court declined to hear Applebee's case, which focuses on a practice in which restaurants pay employees reduced minimum wage by factoring in the extra boost provided by tips. Known as a “tip credit,” the practice is banned in states such as California and Minnesota but permitted in Missouri, where many of the plaintiffs work.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 6, 2011
Tom Emrey has been named the new chief financial officer at DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based parent company of Applebee's and IHOP. For the past four years, Emrey has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. He previously was chief financial officer of Universal Studios Home Entertainment from 2003 to 2007. Prior to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Emrey held a number of senior finance positions at Nestle USA, also based in Glendale.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 9, 2011
IHOP is looking to Wal-Mart to expand its customer base beyond booths and coffee refills. The Glendale-based restaurant chain on Monday announced plans to start selling frozen breakfast entrees at 3,000 Wal-Mart stores this week, with plans to enter supermarkets later in the year. The move comes as IHOP restaurant revenues stall and brand-name chains seek customers who may not walk in the door. “The bottom line is, we are pretty good at breakfast, and we feel we ought to be offering more folks quality IHOP breakfasts more of the time,” IHOP President Jean Birch said Monday.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | March 3, 2011
Glendale-based DineEquity Inc., the parent of the IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants, on Thursday reported a continued drop in the number of customers at both chains and warned that the rising price of food staples may make for a challenging 2011. While the company still managed to turn a $9 million profit for 2010, DineEquity’s $299 million in fourth- quarter revenue was down 16% from $355 million during the same period a year earlier. The company also reported a net loss of $58 million for the quarter, compared to a $48-million loss in the last quarter of 2009.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | December 29, 2010
Glendale-based International House of Pancakes has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against a church with a Pasadena ministry, agreeing to resolve its dispute with the International House of Prayer out of court. On Dec. 21, the restaurant chain dismissed its case against the church, with its lawyers citing "ongoing mediation with the defendants," according to documents filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The restaurant chain sued the church in September, alleging it misappropriated IHOP trademarks with its website, ihop.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | November 3, 2010
Fortunes improved in the third quarter for the Glendale-based parent of IHOP and Applebee's restaurants. On Tuesday, DineEquity Inc. reported its first quarterly gain in sales at Applebee's since shortly after acquiring the chain in 2007. Same-restaurant sales at Applebee's improved by 3.3% compared with the same period in 2009, while IHOP sales gained slightly by 0.1% compared with 2009. The company upgraded its sales forecasts for Applebee's, expecting the figure for the 2010 fiscal year to be within 1% above or below last year's sales.
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