As IHOP shines, DineEquity focuses on Applebee’s

As IHOP shines, DineEquity focuses on Applebee’s

Applebee’s reported negative same-store sales in the third quarter

DineEquity Inc. downgraded its outlook for the year after Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill’s same-store sales took a downward turn in the third quarter, the company reported Thursday.

For the Sept. 30-ended quarter, Applebee’s domestic systemwide same-store sales dipped 0.5 percent, the first negative result in five quarters. As a result, the Glendale, Calif.-based company revised its performance expectations for the year, saying same-store sales would be flat to up 1 per

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