First co-branded Applebee’s/IHOP restaurant to debut in 2017

December 21, 2016

DineEquity Inc. plans to open its first co-branded Applebee’s/IHOP restaurant in Detroit by late 2017, the company said Wednesday. 

Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity said franchisee Team Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) aims to begin construction on the 11,939-square foot, 300-seat combination unit in April, pending city approvals. 

TSFR, based in Livonia, Mich., has one Applebee’s unit in Detroit. The co-branded location will be its first IHOP restaurant. TSFR operates 67 Applebee’s unit in Michigan, as well as 25 Olga’s Kitchen restaurants and franchised Del Taco and MOD Pizza units.

“We are grateful to our franchisee Mark Schostak and everyone at TSFR for