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Applebee's November Comps Fall

Guest traffic is down.

Applebee's International


said Monday that its systemwide same-store sales declined 3.1% in November.

Same-store sales, or comps, for domestic franchise restaurants declined 3.0%. Comps at company restaurants slid 3.1%, reflecting a 3% to 3.5% decline in guest traffic and a flat average check, the Overland Park, Kan.- based casual-dining chain said.

The system-wide domestic comparable sales for the quarter-to-date period through November declined 2.1%. The domestic franchise restaurant same-store sales declined 2.1% and company restaurant comps declined 2.2%.

The shares of company were up 7 cents at $22.64 in after-hours trading Monday.

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