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Nourishing Sustainability and Safety at Dine Brands Restaurants

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Dine Brands Global is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. Through its subsidiaries, it franchises restaurants under the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar®, IHOP® and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® brands.

The company is committed to operating its restaurants safely and in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. To that end, it continually seeks ways to enhance safety and reduce its environmental impact.

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Dine Brands partnered with Ecolab to optimize its product portfolio to reduce water, energy and waste while enhancing employee safety and achieving operational savings.

Examples include:

  • Adopting Ecolab’s SMARTPOWER™ program, a dishwashing program that combines innovative chemistry with actionable insights designed to deliver clean dishes and glassware while reducing water, energy and costs. SMARTPOWER technology reduces plastic use by up to 99%, as compared to traditional packaging, by replacing five-gallon plastic pails with shrink-wrapped blocks. The program also drives safety through a safe-to-touch, spill-proof technology.
  • Moving to concentrated liquids through the Oasis and Oasis Pro™ program, which can reduce packaging waste by up to 80% as compared to traditional containers. The Oasis line also enhances employee safety with an easy-to-use design.
  • Changing to Solid Power™ XL, a dishwashing detergent that provides 50% more washes per capsule, reducing packaging waste by 33% as compared to traditional solutions. Solid Power XL also incorporates 40% post-consumer resin into its packaging design.
  • Boosting productivity by adopting a one-step floor cleaning and sanitizing process via Sanitizing Wash ‘n Walk™, a no-rinse solution. 
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The partnership with Ecolab has helped Dine Brands advance its sustainability goals while increasing employee safety and delighting its customers with the best possible dining experience.

*For participating franchised restaurants

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