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Peyton’s new role will be effective from January 4, 2021.
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Dine Brands Global, Inc., the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants, has announced that John Peyton will be the company’s new CEO, effective January 4, 2021. Peyton will succeed Steve Joyce, who has served as CEO since September 2017.
Peyton is an experienced franchise veteran, and is presently the president and CEO for Realogy Franchise Group, which franchises several real estate brands such as CENTURY 21, The Corcoran Group, and Sotheby’s International Realty.
John has served as president for Realogy since 2016, driving significant growth during one of the group’s most challenging periods in its history.
Prior to this, Peyton spent 17 years at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, holding numerous positions including chief marketing officer, senior VP of global operations, and COO, North American hotel division.
“We are pleased to announce that John Peyton will be joining Dine Brands as CEO starting in January 2021,” said Richard Dahl, chairman of the board. “John’s extensive background working in the hospitality industry enables him to provide outstanding leadership and guidance as Dine Brands continues to accelerate long-term growth. We greatly appreciate Steve Joyce’s leadership and considerable contributions to Dine Brands during a critical period for the company and wish him continued success.”
“I am honored to take on this new role to spearhead Dine’s mission and drive shareholder value of the world’s most-loved restaurant brands,” said John Peyton, CEO at Dine Brands. “Together with our team members, franchisees, and suppliers, I look forward to building upon the rich history of our restaurants and further creating community in hometowns all throughout the world.”
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