DineEquity, the parent company of IHOP and Applebee's, has announced a policy that will eliminate the use of gestation crates from its pork supply chain. By 2020, DineEquity will only serve pork products that are produced without the use of gestation crates.  

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DineEquity previously pledged to increase the use of cage-free egg products. The company owns more than 3,500 restaurants.