“While we are proud to add another international brand in Mississippi, it is still very much a local business,” said Dr. Bharat Sangani, chairman of Encore Enterprises and developer of Lakeview Village shopping center in D’Iberville, Mississippi where Encore’s first IHOP is located. “We are confident that along with serving delicious food, the Brookhaven IHOP will also make a positive impact in the local economy.”
The restaurant features breakfast favorites such as large varieties of pancakes and omelets, as well as a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items. Although the new IHOP will not be open 24/7 initially, it will gravitate towards 24/7 availability in the coming months.
Additionally, the events leading up to the grand opening was filled with optimism. On Friday, October 9, 2015, many city officials and other dignitaries gathered together to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony. Key attendees included the President of the Chamber of Commerce, the Chief of Police, Daphanee Sampson, who is the General Manager of the Brookhaven IHOP location, Cory Porter, who is the Director of Operations of Encore Enterprises, and Dale Doerhoff, who is the President of Encore Restaurants.
“The City of Brookhaven and the entire community have been very supportive and we’re excited to open our fourth IHOP in the Mississippi market. With the opening of the Brookhaven IHOP, we look forward to serving great food and delivering a fantastic experience for all of our guests,” said Dale Doerhoff.
About IHOP – For over 55 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN). For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit www.IHOP.com.