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Big Changes Afoot for IHOP, Applebee's

Parent company closing some locations, opening new ones elsewhere

(Newser) - Fans of IHOP and Applebee's, take note: It's possible your hometown location will be closing, though it's also possible one will opening there soon. Parent company DineEquity announced a plan to close as many as 160 of the restaurants and to open up to 125 new ones,... More »

These Are 5 of the Unhealthiest Meals You Can Order

Including a breakfast with 1,990 calories

(Newser) - The Center for Science in the Public Interest is out with its annual list of chain restaurant "meals" that are so packed with calories they're more like a full day (or more) worth of food, the Consumerist reports. Highlights from CSPI's list of eight:
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Nevada IHOP Shooter Identified

Eyewitnesses describe horrific scene as Eduardo Sencion began shooting

(Newser) - Eyewitnesses are coming forward to talk about yesterday's horrific shooting at an IHOP in Carson City, Nevada. The gunman has been identified as 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion, and witnesses say he was carrying an AK-47, which he reloaded at least once, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal . Three of the four... More »

IHOP Debuts Cheesecake Pancakes

Calorie counters might want to go elsewhere

(Newser) - IHOP and KFC must be in a race to see who can clog the most arteries: the chain has introduced a new breakfast that combines cheesecake with its signature pancakes. Dubbed "Pancake Stackers," the decadent dish is two pancakes stacked between crustless cheesecake, topped with a fruit concoction,... More »

Shocking Egg-Farm Film Reignites Animal Debate

Humane Society video sparks new battle with farmers

(Newser) - A video showing chickens being slammed into metal crates has reignited a battle between the Humane Society and farmers. The footage, shot by an undercover Humane Society volunteer, shows chickens held in battery cages over enormous manure pits and chickens being violently shoved into a euthanizing chamber. "We're asking... More »

Donate $, Get Free Pancakes

Chain hopes to raise millions with annual event

(Newser) - If hunger pangs and altruism happen to strike at the same time tomorrow, head to your nearest IHOP. The chain is celebrating National Pancake Day from 7am-10pm, and a donation to local children’s hospitals will get you a free short stack. Check here for details. More »

Hilton Sis 'Arrests' Homeless Guy at IHOP

Heiress got shoved at IHOP

(Newser) - Those Hilton sisters are tougher than they look. Nicky was at a West Hollywood IHOP at 5am Saturday when she was shoved by a homeless man—whom the socialite promptly placed under citizen’s arrest, Us reports. A deputy who happened to be at IHOP helped out, and the man... More »

Eight Terrible, Tasty Ways to Start the Day

Worst breakfasts include 'stacked and stuffed hotcakes'

(Newser) - Breakfast isn’t just the most important meal of the day—for many Americans, it’s the most fattening. The worst breakfast in the nation, nutritionally speaking, is the Stacked and Stuffed Caramel Banana Pecan Hotcakes at Bob Evans, experts tell MSNBC. Here are some other bad breakfast foods:
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IHOP Gets a Taste of Applebee's

(Newser) - Breakfast giant International House of Pancakes is acquiring the bar-and-grill chain Applebee's for $1.9B, or $25.50 a share—4.6% higher than Friday's closing price. IHOP will turn most of Applebee's 508 restaurants into franchises at a rate of 40 per quarter beginning in 2008, a move that... More »

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