Up to 100 IHOP and Applebee’s locations to close
Dozens of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants will be shutting their doors permanently.
Wednesday Dine Brands, the parent company for the two chains, announced it’s shutting down up to 100 restaurants across the United States.
The company did not say how many IHOP locations will be shuttered.
However, according to dine brands, around 15 Applebee’s locations could close their doors.
The company blames the move partly on the economic impact from the Coronavirus pandemic.
The closings will happen over the next six months.
Applebee’s has 8 locations across Rhode Island and 26 in Massachusetts. While there are five IHOP locations throughout Rhode Island, and 22 in Massachusetts.
No word on which locations will close or how many employees will be impacted.