Comcast Business Services has been selected by Dine Brands Global to provide a number of managed services to Dine Brand’s Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants in the United States. The Comcast Dine Brands deal encompasses more than 2,850 locations.

The services include managed broadband, managed firewall/router, managed switch, managed WiFi premium and managed business continuity. Integrating tech into the restaurant experience is in full swing. Whether it’s using tablets for placing orders and accepting payments, to ensuring a quality Wi-Fi experience, restaurants are evolving to cater to their diners’ digital lifestyle.

“At Dine Brands, we believe that integrated technology must seamlessly support our guests’ ability to access our delicious IHOP and Applebee’s food and provide exceptional dining experiences,” said Adrian Butler, chief information officer at Dine Brands Global, Inc. in a Comcast press release. “Our partnership with Comcast Business Enterprise Services to provide the robust infrastructure needed, allows us to service our brands so they can remain focused on serving our guests and providing added value for our franchisees.”

Comcast continues its march towards building an extensive business services segment, targeting both the SMB and enterprise sectors. The restaurant and hospitality vertical are a clear focus. Comcast recently won a similar managed services deal for 6,200 Taco Bell franchises.

“Our Managed Enterprise Solutions suite delivers flexible, agile and scalable solutions for distributed enterprises that strengthen their ability to respond to market trends and other competitive pressures,” Ray Hatch, the Executive Director of the Strategic Client Group at Comcast Business said in a press release. “By understanding the ever-changing demands of this highly competitive industry and having the largest high capacity network infrastructure in the country, Comcast Business is in a unique position to provide and manage all aspects of a service deployment within the restaurant industry.”



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