Pascagoula, MS – (July 18, 2014) – Encore Restaurants, LLC, a new division of the Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc., has announced the opening of their latest project, an International House of Pancakes in Pascagoula, Mississippi. America’s newest IHOP will celebrate their inaugural day with a grand opening on July, 18, 2014, at its location at 2212 Denny Avenue in Pascagoula, Mississippi. This is the second IHOP restaurant to be owned and managed by Encore Restaurants.

“While we are proud to add another international brand to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it’s 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. “The new IHOP restaurant will have approximately 80 staff members, with many living in the Pascagoula area. It’s nice that in addition to serving great food, we are making a positive impact on the local economy that so many of us call home.”

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. Though the new IHOP will not be open 24/7 initially, it will gravitate towards 24/7 availability in the coming months.

“The local neighborhood really stepped in to help grow our new IHOP. Our IHOP commitment is to serve the best food, in the best location, with the best people,” said William Bruce of Encore Restaurants.

 

About Encore Enterprises, Inc. – Encore Enterprises, Inc. is a privately owned national real estate company founded in 1999 with corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Encore develops, acquires, and manages hotels, multi-family communities, retail shopping centers, commercial offices, and public-private mixed use developments. For more information about Encore Enterprises, Inc., visit www.encore.bz, or call (214) 259-7000.

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.