Dine Brands International has announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Bahamas Limited to open up to 16 IHOP restaurants across the Caribbean over the next few years. The first location is slated to open in Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas.
“We are excited to bring IHOP to the English-speaking Caribbean islands. We’ve seen success in Puerto Rico and believe guests in this new market are sure to fall in love with the brand’s world-famous pancakes and familiar comfort foods,” said William Urrego, regional vice president of franchise operations, Dine Brands Global, Inc.
“The Caribbean is an important growth market for Dine Brands, and The Providence’s well-developed tourism infrastructure and recent large-scale hotel and resort investments, as well as shopping center developments, help position it as the perfect location for IHOP’s first restaurant in the Island,” added Urrego.
The new IHOP is intended to be casual dining space, with special items for children, seniors as well as an assortment of local breakfast favorites.
“We can’t wait to introduce IHOP to The Bahamas. The brand’s relaxed atmosphere and family-friendly fare will be a welcomed addition as locals look for a place to gather at all hours,” said franchisee Burton Rodgers.
“This will be the first of many locations to come and we look forward to providing gainful career opportunities to members of these communities.”