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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.

H2scan Gets $13 Million in Capital

H2scan, a Valencia-based maker of hydrogen sensors, has announced a $13.5 million capital raise from two financers.

Branded Entertainment Reports Record Revenue

Branded Entertainment Network closed 2018 with its highest annual revenue ever, up 52 percent from its 2017 performance, the company announced Tuesday.

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.

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

Disney Announces Streaming Service Launch Dates

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

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.

CSUN Victim of Data Hack

A cyberattack on software provider Blackbaud has resulted in the theft of customer data from California State University – Northridge.

Godiva to Shutter or Sell All Stores

The closure includes locations at the Glendale Galleria, Camarillo Premium Outlets and Westfield Topanga mall in Woodland Hills.

National Chains Succumb to the Coronavirus

Neiman Marcus’ Chapter 11 and Souplantation closure.

SRAX Reconstitutes Microcap Index

SRAX Inc. has reconstituted its LD Micro Index, a fund comprising nearly 1,200 microcap companies in the U.S. and Canada.

Around The Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley

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.

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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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.

New Manager at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

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

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Toy Industry’s Pandemic Boom

Disney, MGA benefit from stay-at-home spending.

Toy sales in the U.S. grew 16 percent last year to $25.1 billion, according to a January report from New York research company The NPD Group.

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.

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.