OVERLAND PARK Kan. Applebee’s International Inc. reported higher-than-expected same-store sales results for December and the fourth quarter, prompting the company to say that its fourth-quarter, per-share earnings would be “at or slightly above” the high-end of its expectations, which totaled between $1.10 and $1.13. Systemwide domestic same-store sales for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 decreased 1.1 percent, which reflected declines of 1 percent at domestic franchised restaurants ...

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