Contact Us

Applebee’s and IHop Closing Over 160 Restaurants

Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images

The company that owns Applebee’s and IHop plans to close several restaurants over the next year.

DineEquity announced 105 to 135 Applebee’s will close by the first quarter of 2018. 20 to 25 IHop locations will also shut their doors.

“We are investing in the empowerment of our brands by improving overall franchisee financial health, closing underperforming restaurants and enhancing the supply chain,” said Richard J. Dahl, Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of DineEquity, Inc. “IHOP remains on solid ground, despite soft sales this quarter.  IHOP is currently rolling out initiatives to address the convenience needs of our guests, which are inclusive of online ordering as well as accelerating tests for delivery and development of an IHOP mobile application.”

There has been no list of which restaurants will be on the chopping block but there are several in central New York. 2 in the Utica area, 1 in Herkimer, 1 in Rome and 4 in the Syracuse area. IHop only has one location in New Hartford.

Over 30 Retailers Expected to Close By the End of 2017


Subscribe to Big Frog 104 on

Best Of Big Frog 104

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Big Frog Rewards Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Big Frog Rewards Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.