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Applebee’s, IHOP to accelerate international growth

Brand revamp will fuel overseas expansion

One year after hiring its first president to grow Applebee’s and IHOP overseas, parent company DineEquity Inc. is poised to accelerate global expansion.

Daniel Del Olmo, president of international for Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity, said the company has spent the past year building a five-year strategic plan for international growth, as well as bolstering infrastructure in targeted regions.

“In absolute terms, over the course of the next 20 years, intern

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