ELGIN, IL - JULY 16: IHOP and Applebee's restaurants sit next door to each other July 16, 2007 in Elgin, Illinois.
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By Sarah Begley
December 21, 2016

For the first time, diners will be able to order IHOP‘s signature pancakes alongside Applebee’s signature riblets. The world’s first combination IHOP/Applebee’s is scheduled to open in Detroit in late 2017.

The restaurant will be located inside the city’s Millender Center, and is a franchise of TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, which told the Detroit Free Press it was “proud to expand our portfolio by uniquely combining two nationally recognized and family-oriented brands.”

IHOP purchased Applebee’s in 2007 for a reported $2.1 billion. Both are now subsidiaries of DineEquity Inc., whose CEO said she was excited to have the two brands united for the first time.

[Detroit Free Press]

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