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Join the IHOP® family as an IHOP franchisee.

Non-Traditional Growth Venues

  • Airports
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Government Facilities (for example, military bases)
  • Business Facilities (for example, cafeterias or office campuses)
  • Healthcare Facilities (for example, hospitals)
  • Travel Hubs (for example, train stations, limited-access toll-road plazas)
  • Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Food Courts

Non-Traditional Concepts

IHOP offers different restaurant options with flexible floor plans, menu offerings and service formats that accommodate a variety of venue types in high-pedestrian traffic locations:

IHOP Restaurant (Full Service) Est. Sq. Ft.: 2,000 - 5,000 
IHOP Express® (Fast Casual) Est. Sq. Ft.: 1,200 - 3,500
  Counter ordering/table delivery 
  Dedicated seating
IHOP 'N Go® (Quick Service) Est. Sq. Ft.: 600 - 3,500 
  Counter service
  Portable menu items, grab 'n go items 
  Shared or dedicated seating 
IHOP U® (Quick Service of Fast Casual)  For College & University settings

Quick Service 600 sq. ft. - 3500 sq. ft.

  • Airports
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Government Facilities (for example, military bases)
  • Business Facilities (for example, cafeterias or office campuses)
  • Healthcare Facilities (for example, hospitals)
  • Travel Hubs (for example, train stations, limited-access toll-road plazas)
  • Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Food Courts

Fast Casual 1200 sq. ft. - 3500 sq. ft.

  • Counter order
  • Table delivery
  • Dedicated seating
  • Estimated build-out cost range: $93k - $265k
  • Estimated equipment, smallwares, signage: $102k - $215k

Non-Traditional Licensing Details

Financial Requirements  Varies depending on concept 
Qualification & Approval Process  See domestic process 
Initial License Fees IHOP Restaurant (Full Service) $25,000
  IHOP Express® (Fast Casual) $15,000
  IHOP 'N Go® & IHOP U® (Quick Service) $15,000
Royalty Fee 4.5% 
Advertising Fees National Ad Fee: 1% 
  Local expenditure: 2%
License Term: 5-10 years 
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.