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Dine Brands, Builder to Open 15 IHOPs in Toronto

Dine Brands International has entered into a franchising agreement with construction firm Minhas Holdings, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, to bring more than a dozen IHOP diners to the Toronto market.

IHOP Inks Largest Franchise Agreement

Dine Brands Global drives international expansion.

Dine Brands Global Inc., the Glendale restauranteur which owns the IHOP and Applebee’s chains, has signed a franchise development agreement with TravelCenters of America Inc. to open 94 IHOP locations throughout the U.S. over the next five years.

Disney Announces Streaming Service Launch Dates

The Walt Disney Co. has unveiled international launch dates and pricing for its upcoming streaming service Disney+.

Flip’d by IHOP on Front Burner

Dine Brands enters fast casual sector with familiar menu.

Glendale restaurant operator Dine Brands Global Inc. announced last month a new fast-casual concept called Flip’d by IHOP, slated to launch in the spring of 2020.



Engaging Guests

TECHNOLOGY: Hub101 startup Whistle helps hoteliers communicate with their customers and staff.

Westlake Village startup Whistle has a communication platform to connect guests with hotel staff and management.

New Manager at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

San Fernando Valley’s largest hotel has a new managing director.

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Dine Brands to Open IHOP Locations in Pakistan

Dine Brands Global Inc. has made a deal to open International House of Pancakes locations in Pakistan.

IHOP to Debut Fast Casual Concept in Early 2020

Glendale restaurant operator Dine Brands Global Inc. announced Wednesday plans to launch a new fast-casual concept called Flip’d by IHOP in spring of 2020.

Westlake Village’s One Capital Management Acquired by Canadian Company

Canadian wealth management company CI Financial Corp. announced Monday it has acquired a majority interest in One Capital Management, an investment advisory firm in Westlake Village. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Forever 21 Announces Potential Closure Locations

Fast-fashion house Forever 21 has announced a list of retail locations at risk to close amidst the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, including several stores in the Valley.

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Data Cleaning Sets Feedonomics for New Markets

Internal team works on automating processes to avoid efficiency bottlenecks.

As e-commerce sites continue to attract more shoppers than traditional brick-and-mortar stores, Feedonomics Inc. has emerged to help retailers adapt and succeed in the online market.

Britto Brightens Lamps Plus

Brazilian designer launches new collection for lighting retailer.

Groceries ‘Normalizing’ Again

Grocers in the Valley region are beginning to see a return to regular operations after being hammered in recent weeks by huge crowds and product sellouts prompted by the coronavirus scare.

Ralphs Extends Hero Pay, Accepts SNAP

Grocery chain Ralphs has extended its “hero pay” for hourly employees as the coronavirus outbreak persists in Southern California.

Tot Squad Sells Baby Equipment Cleaning Business

Infant services platform Tot Squad in Sherman Oaks has sold its baby equipment cleaning business to BabyQuip, a rental service for baby gear based in the Bay Area.

Report: U.S. Latino Population has Eighth Largest GDP

A report from the nonprofit Latino Donor Collaborative found that the total gross domestic product of Latinos in the U.S. in 2017 was $2.3 trillion.

Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Declares Chapter 11

Neiman Marcus Group Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection from bankruptcy Thursday due to mounting debt and the economic shutdown related to COVID-19

Cheesecake Factory Reopens to Solid Sales

The Cheesecake Factory has reopened about 25 percent of its dining rooms across the country with limited capacity, according to a business update released late Tuesday by the Calabasas restaurant operator.

L.A. County, Goldman Sachs Open Loan Portal

The County of Los Angeles has launched an online portal in partnership with Goldman Sachs where small businesses affected by COVID-19 can apply for forgivable SBA loans.