IHOP eying Applebee's?

GLENDALE Calif. IHOP Corp. declined to comment on news reports that the 1,300-unit family restaurant chain had bid more than $2 billion for Applebee's International Inc., parent of the industry's largest casual-dining brand. Applebee's also would not comment.

First carried by the Bloomberg news service, the accounts cited an unidentified source as indicating the offer had been tendered. Bloomberg said the information came from someone with direct knowledge of

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