DineEquity (NYSE:DIN)

CAPS Rating: 1 out of 5

Dine Equity, formerly IHOP Corp (IHP), engages exclusively in the food-service industry, in the United States, as a franchisor and operator of Applebee's and IHOP restaurants.

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Player Avatar JumperLee (< 20) Submitted: 10/13/2007 10:45:18 PM : Outperform Start Price: $56.87 DIN Score: +9.36

Personally, I don't eat there anymore. I'd rather go to Cracker Barrel (don't stop reading this yet, I'm a southern boy & enjoy my biscuits and gravy). Their (hopeful) aquisition (no spell check on CAPS...ARGH!!!) of Applebees is my driving force. I don't eat there anymore either. I'd rather cook my own dinner than ingest their cheese-ladden, sodium-soaked meals. Buuuuuuut, Joe America loves them. Joe America wants a triple or even quadruple stacked cheeseburger that provides 105% of his daily caloric needs in one meal. Joe America looks forward to heading out to Happy Hour at Applebee's with his buddies from work on a Thursday. Then he 'treats' his wife + 2.3 kids to Applebees on Saturday after a long day at the mall/movies, etc. Joe America then takes his family to IHOP for breakfast/brunch (and waiting an hour) after church. I don't eat there, but Joe America does. Joe America is going to make me money, not the 2% of families that make over $200K / year and wouldn't touch the swill.

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Member Avatar FleaBagger (29.37) Submitted: 1/28/2009 11:11:42 AM
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That's all irrelevant in a recession. They won't be able to service their debt once Joe America starts eating out less to save scarce money.

Member Avatar kristm (99.74) Submitted: 7/28/2009 6:06:38 PM
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You should use Apple Safari, it has spell check built-in.

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