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Dine Brands International to Open Applebee's Restaurant (US) in India

31 Jan 2020 - Dine Brands International today announces plans for the first Applebee’s restaurant opening in Bengaluru, India scheduled to open in late 2020 through an agreement with Rohit Malhotra and Jayaprakash Mutharayappa, which also calls for a minimum of an additional nine Applebee’s restaurant openings in India over the next seven years.

“We are excited to open our first Applebee’s restaurant later this year in Bengaluru and believe India is an important growth market for Dine Brands,” said Steve Joyce, CEO and President, International, Dine Brands Global, Inc.

“As one of the world’s fastest growing economies, we believe India represents a great opportunity for Applebee’s and we think Indian guests will love our local as well as Western tastes, hand-made to order menu items and signature cocktail bar,” added Joyce.

“We are proud to be the newest Applebee’s international franchisee – we have both been life-long customers of Applebee's, and we look forward to introducing Applebee’s delicious food, outstanding beverages, along with their quality service and great value, to people throughout India,” said Rohit Malhotra, CEO, and Jayaprakash Mutharayappa, Chairman, Dine Brands International Franchisees.

Dine Brands International continues to place emphasis on growth in markets including the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

About Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP brands. With approximately 3,640 restaurants combined in 19 countries and territories. Dine Brands is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world.

Business Wire India