If you're interested in helping us expand our highly successful business around the globe, we'd love to hear from you.
We are always very pleased when our customers pay us the ultimate compliment and ask about franchising! We are now offering the opportunity to partner internationally with the world's largest casual dining franchisor.
We have been franchising internationally for many years, and operating restaurants for over 50 years! We are always very interested in speaking with international operators who are serious about food, who know how to build a brand, and who want to bring IHOP to their neighborhood, their city, and their country.
The parent company of IHOP is DineEquity®, franchisor of both Applebee’s® and IHOP. DineEquity trades under the symbol DIN on the New York Stock Exchange. You can download the annual report of our parent company, DineEquity, here.
We would love to hear from you!
Our typical international development agreements require franchisees to build multiple restaurants in a defined geography within a defined period. Usually we require, at a minimum, 3 restaurants.
Our preferred partner is an experienced and well capitalized multi-unit operator who is probably operating restaurants already with another brand. We typically require a minimum of 1MM USD in net worth for each restaurant to be built, along with substantial cash assets, at least $1MM. It is also important our franchisees have sufficient funds to cover working capital costs and startup costs, which are substantial.
Territorial exclusivity is occasionally given, but our willingness to consider exclusivity is dependent on the initial development commitment.
The information contained on this website is not an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. IHOP will not sell a franchise unless it has been appropriately registered, excluded or exempted, as required by applicable state law, and the IHOP Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) has been delivered to the purchaser in compliance with state and federal law. If there is any inconsistency or conflict between the information contained on this website and the FDD, the FDD will control. The FDD is available in electronic format, as a .pdf file, or as a paper copy.