Your Neighborhood Applebee's Is Doing Just Fine

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Hurricane Sandy left a mess in her wake, but casual dining establishments seem to have gotten through relatively unscathed. “In many communities our restaurants are the only operations that have power as a result of their generators or because they have refrigerated trucks on hand,” says Dan Smith, a spokesman for DineEquity, which owns the Applebee’s and IHOP brands. “A lot of our franchisees are seeing good traffic.”

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