GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dine Brands, the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, announces the appointment of Tony Moralejo as President, International and Global Development; and Justin Skelton, Chief Information Officer. Moralejo and Skelton are both experienced leaders who will make an immediate impact in the recovery and acceleration of the business post crisis. They will report to Thomas Song, Chief Financial Officer, and join the Dine Brands Executive Team.
Moralejo joins Dine from CHURCH’S/TEXAS CHICKEN (Cajun Operating Company), an international quick service restaurant company. Moralejo’s prior experience spans over two decades, leading global teams in various operations, franchise development and legal leadership roles at Burger King.
Skelton joined Dine in June 2019 as Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Operations and most recently served as Dine’s acting Chief Information Officer. Previously, Skelton served as Vice President, Infrastructure, Support, and Operations at CVS Health. He also held various leadership positions at Bank of America, serving as Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer within the Insurance Services division, as well as Chief Technology Officer for the home loans and insurance division.
“As we get through the global pandemic we realize we must have key leadership and capabilities in place to compete effectively everywhere, on all brands, across all geographies,” says Thomas Song, Dine Brands, Inc. CFO. "Re-shaping our portfolio for long-term growth for all franchisees across the globe has always been our mission, and our approach is about deliberate and sustainable growth, with a technology infrastructure that supports and enables all restaurants. Tony and Justin have a clear understanding of this, and they are the perfect leaders to help evolve our growth and technology platforms of the future.”
About Dine Brands Global, Inc.
Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP brands. With over 3,600 restaurants combined in 17 countries and approximately 370 franchisees, Dine Brands is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on Dine Brands, visit the Company’s website located at www.dinebrands.com.