A local news outlet is reporting that the parent company of the Applebee's and IHOP chain -- DineEquity -- has announced that they will be closing as many as 135 Applebee’s restaurants, and 25 IHOP restaurants.

The closings would happen before year's end, with 'poor sales' being cited as the reason.

No word yet on whether any Quad Cities locations would be affected.

There are three Applebee's in the Quads:

  • 41st Avenue in front of the Lowe's in Moline.
  • On Elmore north of Kimberly & Spruce Hills in Davenport.
  • and West Kimberly in Davenport.

Davenport is home to the only IHIOP in the Quad Cities at Elmore and 53rd.

Here's hoping we retain our IHOP, and at least one Applebee's.