IHOP president Darren Rebelez is stepping down. IHOP’s parent company, Dine Brands Global, which also runs Applebee's, named Jay Johns as the new president. The changes were revealed in a federal securities filing on June 3.
The change will take effect June 13. Johns has been with the pancake chain since 2009. Since April 2017, Johns served as IHOP’s senior vice president of operations.
“The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Johns’ knowledge of the business, solid relationships with our franchisees, and his strategic leadership over the years position him as the ideal candidate to lead IHOP into its next phase,” the company said in the filing.
Rebelez is leaving to pursue another opportunity to become a chief executive officer at an undisclosed company, the filing said. No further details were shared. Before joining IHOP as president in 2015, Rebelez worked as the chief operating officer of 7-Eleven.
Charles Scaccia, who has been with IHOP for the past two decades, will step into Johns previous position. Scaccia most recently held the position of regional vice president for franchise operations.