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DineEquity aims to ‘boldly change the story’ at Applebee’s

IHOP to begin remodeling program to maintain momentum

DineEquity Inc. chairman and CEO Julia Stewart pledged Wednesday to “boldly change the story” at Applebee’s after reporting that domestic systemwide fourth-quarter same-store sales fell 2.5 percent at the casual-dining chain.

Meanwhile, sister brand IHOP recorded a 1.4-percent increase in domestic systemwide same-store sales for the Dec. 31-ended fourth quarter, which was the 11th consecutive quarter of positive results for the family-dining chain.

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