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"Our business and our responsibilities to society are inextricably linked."
JOHN PEYTON Chief Executive Officer

Food Safety & Quality

Food safety and quality are at the core of our restaurants. We work closely with our suppliers and restaurant operators to develop and implement robust safety standards and procedures that are used within or benefit the restaurants and their products.

It is Applebee’s and IHOP’s number one priority to provide safe and consistent food across the supply chain daily. We believe that our distributors and suppliers must be held to the same high-level standards as the restaurants. Food safety and quality are critical in how our Brands operate restaurants and the protocols in place ensure the health and safety of our team members and guests.

Our Experts on Animal Health & Welfare

We formed the Animal Health and Welfare Advisory Council to guide our approach to ethical food sourcing.

Dr. Karen Christenson
Senior Director for Animal Welfare
Tyson Foods
Senior Director for Animal Welfare
Tyson Foods
Dr. Anna K. Johnson
Professor of Animal Behavior and Welfare
lowa State University
Professor of Animal Behavior and Welfare
lowa State University
Stewart T. Leeth
Chief Sustainability Officer
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Chief Sustainability Officer
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Dr. Maja m. makagon
Associate Professor of Animal Science
University of California - Davis
Associate Professor of Animal Science
University of California - Davis
Dr. Mike Siemens
Senior Vice President-Global Animal Welfare Officer
Arrowsight Inc.
Senior VP-Global Animal Welfare Officer
Arrowsight Inc.
Dr. Randall S. Singer
Professor of Epidemiology
University of Minnesota
Professor of Epidemiology
University of Minnesota
Kay Johnson Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Dairy MAX
Chief Operating Officer
Dairy MAX
Dr. Dan U. Thomson
Professor of Animal Science
Iowa State University
Professor of Animal Science
Iowa State University
Hannah Thompson-Weeman
President and CEO
Animal Agriculture Alliance
President and CEO
Animal Agriculture Alliance