Dine Brands Names New CEO


GLENDALE, Calif. — Dine Brands Global, Inc., parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP, has named John Peyton as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021.

Peyton is an experienced franchise veteran who has led global, consumer franchised businesses for more than 21 years, most recently at Realogy Franchise Group where he has served as president since 2016. Realogy franchises brands in the real-estate industry, including Better Homes and Gardens, Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, The Corcoran Group, ERA, Sotheby’s International Realty and Coldwell Banker Commercial. Prior to Realogy, John spent 17 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, holding various positions, including Chief Marketing Officer, senior vice-president of Global Operations and Chief Operations Officer, North America Hotel Division.

Peyton replaces Dine Brands CEO, Steve Joyce, who has served as CEO since September 2017.

“John’s extensive background working in the hospitality industry enables him to provide outstanding leadership and guidance as Dine Brands continues to accelerate long-term growth,” says Richard Dahl, chairman of the board. “We greatly appreciate Steve Joyce’s leadership and considerable contributions to Dine Brands during a critical period for the company and wish him continued success.”

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