GLENDALE Calif. IHOP Corp. said it has hired Michael J. Archer away from T.G.I. Friday’s U.S.A. to assume the vacant president’s post at Applebee’s International, effective May 27. Friday’s has yet to name a replacement for Archer, who served the Applebee’s archrival as president and chief operating officer.
Archer will be based in Lenexa, Kan., and will report to Julie Stewart, IHOP’s chairman and chief executive, according to the announcement. Stewart has be