An agreement has been announced to bring International House of Pancakes (IHOP) to exclusive locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
The deal was made possible through an arrangement between Dine Brands International and Minhas Holdings and calls for 15 new IHOP locations over the next seven years. The first location is expected to open mid-year 2020.
The units are expected to create approximately 900 jobs and contribute up to $15 million for the local construction industry.
“IHOP is a strong brand with a huge fan base around the world, and we are excited to expand its presence in Canada,” said Minhas Holdings CEO, Saeed Minhas. “We can’t wait for guests to experience the brand’s warm hospitality and commitment to quality in its breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu offerings.”
Dine Brands Global CEO Steve Joyce adds: “Canada was the first international market we opened for IHOP back in 1969, making this our 50th anniversary in the country. This region continues to be a key market in our international development and growth strategy.”