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Applebee's is Building a Brand of High Performers

Applebee’s turnaround over the past two years has had several layers. One of the most critical, and perhaps less-publicized points, though, involves fixing a stark gap. When Dine Brands reworked its leadership, the team was staring down a very wide discrepancy between effective stores and those brand-damaging units that not only dragged sales, but also poked holes in Applebee’s brand affinity.

California Pizza Kitchen Brings Back Heart-Shaped Pizzas for Mother's Day

California Pizza Kitchen will celebrate moms all Mother’s Day weekend long this year, with the return of its popular heart-shaped pizzas (Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12) and with a nationwide fundraiser on Thursday, May 9 to benefit March of Dimes, the nonprofit organization leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

IHOP Launches $1 million Fundraising Campaign for Military Families

Today, IHOP restaurants kicks off a national partnership with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (CFP) as part of the brand’s broader commitment to helping families in need. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, IHOP is activating a charitable giving campaign throughout the month of May to raise $1 million to fund college scholarships and educational counseling for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.