Joplin - More than 100 Applebees and IHOP locations will be closing around the nation.
Dineequity announced they will close up to 160 locations. It is reported that between 105 and 135 Applebees are due to close and 20-25 IHOP restaurants. While the exact locations are not yet determined, the closings will be based on store profitability, operational results, and brand quality standards. There are more than 1,000 Applebees and IHOP locations nationwide. Pittsburg has an Applebees while Joplin has both restaurants.