Dine Brands International Announces Plans to Open Applebee’s® and IHOP® Restaurants in The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Dine Brands International Announces Plans to Open Applebee’s® and IHOP® Restaurants in The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Dine Brands International today announces plans to open multiple Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar® and IHOP® restaurants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with the first location scheduled to open in Dubai later this year through an agreement with established IHOP Franchisee Mohamed Makawi. “Mohamed, as a long-time IHOP operator in the U.S., is an ideal franchisee to lead the new openings of Applebee’s and IHOP restaurants in the UAE market. His passion for our brands, cultural understanding of the Middle East market, paired with his focus…