Investor FAQs

In the past, the world knew us as IHOP®, an American icon to our guests and a franchising company that was focused on providing strategic leadership and vision for our franchisees and on enhancing value for our shareholders. With this dedicated focus, we cultivated a core expertise in brand revitalization and franchising know-how which became the basis for the winning formula that has defined the financial success of our business in recent years. With the addition of Applebee’s® to the IHOP family of restaurants in November 2007, we made a bold new commitment to our brand revitalization abilities and to the power of franchising. Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar® and IHOP® brands. With over 3,400 restaurants combined in 16 countries and 338 franchisees as of December 31, 2021, Dine Brands is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on Dine Brands, visit the Company’s website located at www.dinebrands.com.

Our story begins when the first IHOP restaurant opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, CA. Two years later, IHOP began expanding through franchising, and it became a public company in 1961. Since that time, our company and our predecessors have engaged in the development, franchising, and operation of IHOP restaurants. The first restaurant in what became the Applebee’s chain opened in 1980 in Decatur, GA. Applebee’s International, Inc, became a public company in 1989. In November 2007, we completed the acquisition of Applebee’s. With more than 3,300 restaurants at the time, the combination brought together two leading restaurant brands and created the largest full-service restaurant company in the world. In 2018, the company was renamed Dine Brands Global.

Yes, Dine Brands is almost 100% franchised. Information on franchising an IHOP or Applebee's restaurant may be found through the following links respectively:

Dine Brands Global, Inc.
450 N. Brand Blvd., 7th Floor
Glendale, California 91203-4415
Phone: 866-995-DINE (3463)

A restaurant finder can be found on the respective brand websites here:

IHOP: http://www.ihop.com/ihop-locations

Applebee's: http://www.applebees.com/locations

The headquarters for Dine Brands and the Applebee's and IHOP brands are located at

450 N Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203.

Annual reports and the latest earnings press releases can be found here:

http://investors.dinebrands.com/financial-information/annual-reports

Investor Kits and Materials can be requested through the following link:

http://investors.dinebrands.com/shareholder-services/online-investor-kit

Our Fiscal Year ends on the Sunday nearest December 31st.

Dine Brands operates on a calendar year-end reporting basis and publicly announces the date and time of its planned quarterly news release and investor conference call shortly after the quarter closes. The Company reports same-store sales performance in conjunction with its quarterly financial results.

IHOP and Applebee's both have gift cards available through their respective websites.

IHOP: http://www.ihop.com/restaurant-gift-cards

Applebee's: http://www.applebees.com/gift-cards

Dine Brands announces its dividends in current reports which can be found on its SEC Filings page at the following link:

https://investors.dinebrands.com/sec-filings

If you held Applebee’s International common stock in your personal name and not through a brokerage account, redemption information was sent to you via mail shortly after the close of the acquisition in November 2007. If you did not receive this information or have misplaced it, please contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at 800-468-9716 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Time to process the redemption of your Applebee’s stock.

IHOP Corp.’s acquired Applebee’s International, Inc. on November 29, 2007 for $25.50 per share in cash, representing a total transaction value of approximately $2.1 billion.

On April 29, 1999, IHOP's Board of Directors approved a 2 for 1 stock split of its common stock effective May 27, 1999, in the form of a 100% stock dividend for stockholders of record at the close of business on May 13, 1999.

Stock certificates for International Industries or for IHOP Corp. that is dated prior to 1982 is not related to the Dine Brands stock that trades on the New York Stock Exchange today. International Industries became IHOP Corp. in 1976. At this time, International Industries’ stock was subject to a 15 to 1 reverse split into IHOP Corp. stock for common stockholders and a 1 to 1 conversion into IHOP Corp. stock for preferred stockholders. Subsequently, IHOP Corp. was taken private in 1981 for $2.60 per share in cash. After a period of time and several attempts to reach stockholders, IHOP Corp. shares that were not redeemed were considered abandoned property and the Company was required to remit the value of the shares to the treasury department of the state in which it was last known that the stockholder resided in. To recover the value of the shares, you must contact the treasury department of state in which the stockholder resided in at the time of the investment. In July 1991, the Company completed an initial public offering of common stock under the stock symbol "IHP" on the NASDAQ Stock Market.