Applebee’s Moves HQ to Glendale

Restaurant operator DineEquity Inc. said Thursday that it would move the headquarters of its Applebee’s International Inc. chain from suburban Kansas City, Mo., to its Glendale corporate home.

The consolidation into its offices at 450 N. Brand Blvd. will involve some layoffs.

Applebee’s employs roughly 220 in the Kansas City area. Of those, about 80 to 90 people will stay put, consisting of workers in its backend support, help desk, guest relations and accounting departments. Only 10 percent to 20 percent of the remaining employees will be offered the chance to relocate to Glendale, according to Kevin Mortesen, DineEquity’s vice president of communications, who emphasized the final tally is still being determined.

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