IHOP, formerly known as The International House of Pancakes, is a United States based restaurant chain that specializes in breakfast foods, but also offers a menu of lunch and dinner items.
100% of IHOP restaurants are operated by franchisees, requiring investors to look carefully at each location’s sales and guarantor’s strength. There is great net lease appeal in IHOP locations. The prototypical IHOP is a 4,500 square foot building on 1 acre of land. These locations can be easily converted into another casual dining location if IHOP were to vacate.
IHOP is franchised and operated by Glendale, California based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. DineEquity also owns the Applebee's concept. As of June 30, 2020, all of IHOP's 1,823 restaurants were operated by franchisees. As of that same date, IHOP’s international locations included Bahrain, Canada, Guatemala, India, Kuwait, Mexico, Panama, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
Dine Brands Global (NYSE: DIN) is one of the world’s largest full-service dining companies and franchisor of Applebee’s Grill + Bar and IHOP, two of America’s most iconic and enduring brands. With over 3,570 locations in 17 countries, DINE empowers, supports and grows the world’s most-loved restaurant brands because we believe community happens when people eat together.