What’s next for Applebee’s after franchisee bankruptcy, dispute Scott Olson/Getty Images

What’s next for Applebee’s after franchisee bankruptcy, dispute

The company says it’s “willing and able” to take over restaurants

During Dine Brands Global Inc.’s latest earnings call, executives at the Glendale, Calif.-based parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP detailed an overwhelmingly positive quarter. Applebee's domestic systemwide comparable same-restaurant sales increased 5.7 percent and the brands to-go sales grew just over 30 percent in the quarter. After a few years of tension,

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