March 30, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 89


Breakfast with Julia Stewart

Polsinelli’s Global Franchise and Supply Network Practice and the International Franchise Association remind you to JOIN US for our Fall FBN meeting at Polsinelli's Dallas office.

We are pleased to announce that Julia Stewart, one of the world’s leading hospitality, retail and consumer executives and former Chair and CEO of Dine Brands Global Inc. (Applebee's and IHOP), will be our guest for our breakfast meeting on Tuesday, September 24

Leveraging Franchise System Performance

Making Your Top Performers the Rule, Not the Exception

Ms. Stewart has almost 40 years of experience leading and building global businesses and brands, including increasing unit performance and the performance of franchisees (IHOP and Applebee’s) of the world’s largest full-service restaurant company, Dine Brands Global (2007-2017). Prior to creating Dine Brands Global (formerly DineEquity Inc.), she was Chair and CEO of IHOP (2001-2007), President of Applebee’s (1998-2001), and she has an additional 20+ years in executive positions with world-class brands. Ms. Stewart is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Avery Dennison and a member of the Board of Directors for Rhone Group/Fogo de Chao.