OVERLAND PARK KAN. IHOP Corp., setting the stage for the pancake specialist to begin its aggressive turnaround plan for the beleaguered casual-dining chain. —At a somber and sparsely attended meeting here Oct. 30, Applebee’s International Inc. shareholders voted by a wide margin to approve a $2.3 billion buyout of the company by The merged companies, whose chains would boast more than 3,250 restaurants and systemwide sales of ...

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