BHS | May 1, 2023

IHOP opens first franchise location in the Caribbean

/ Our Today

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American multinational, pancake house restaurant chain, IHOP is celebrating the opening of its first franchise location in The Bahamas recently.

Located at The Mall at Marathon, this newest IHOP outlet promises to provide employment for over a 100 Bahamians.

To commemorate IHOP’s arrival in The Bahamas, Caribbean Dining Ltd., franchisee for the country, hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event at the location on Tuesday (April 4).

“IHOP is happy to be here, and we’re honoured to bring this world-favourite restaurant brand to The Bahamas,” said Burton Rodgers, CEO of Caribbean Dining Ltd.

 “This location will serve as our Caribbean Dining headquarters for the English-speaking Caribbean islands, where we plan to employ hundreds of Bahamians and invest millions into the Bahamian economy,” Rodgers continued.

Meanwhile, William Urrego, regional vice president of the Americas for Dine Brands International said he is confident that Rodgers will get the job done.

“We have incredible confidence in our local franchisee, Burton Rodgers and his team here, and want to establish IHOP as a leading restaurant brand in this country and as a committed community partner. IHOP’s ability to deliver an unparalleled guest and flavour experience gives us confidence in our brand’s potential in The Bahamas,” said Urrego.

He added: “Since 1958, IHOP has been the place where people connect any time of day, enjoy study breaks, grab a bite before or after sporting events, and so much more. IHOP has seen millions of smiles over the years in its restaurants and continues to be a space to enjoy special moments with family and friends.”

IHOP promises to offer an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. Guests of all ages can enjoy a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, including IHOP’s world-famous pancakes, breakfast combos, omelettes, ultimate steakburgers, burritos, bowls, and more for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.


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