Fifteen IHOP locations planned for GTA starting next year
October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 8:21 PM EDT
An IHOP restaurant serves customers on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Pancake lovers can rejoice they will soon be able to strap on the feeding bag for a new all-day flapjack bonanza.
IHOP – the U.S. restaurant chain known for its pancakes – has plans to open 15 locations across the GTA starting in 2020.
The new locations are expected to create 900 new jobs and add $15 million to the construction industry in the GTA.
It is Dine Brands International which has entered and an agreement with Minhas Holdings, to open the new IHOP locations in the GTA over seven years, with the first expected to open mid-year 2020.
“Canada was the first international market we opened for IHOP back in 1969, making this year our 50th anniversary in the country,” says Steve Joyce, CEO of Dine Brands.
“Canada continues to be a key market in our international development and growth strategy.”
Now, the closest IHOPs are in Niagara Falls.
Dine Brands also announced a five-restaurant agreement in the Atlantic provinces, with the first IHOP location expected to open in Moncton, N.B. in December.