The multinational restaurant chain IHOP is finally opening its first Pakistan outlet in Karachi next month according to Bloomberg journalist Feseeh Mangi on Twitter.
Initially IHOP planned on opening 19 restaurants across Pakistan starting out with Karachi. However, their plans saw some hurdles because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although, according to new reports, the IHOP is finally coming to Pakistan with its first outlet opening in Karachi and the chain will expand operations in the country over the next few years.
According to Faseeh Mangi, IHOP is opening its first Pakistan outlet in Shahbaz Commercial in Karachi with Gerry’s Group managing nine of the branches in Pakistan while the rest will be sub-franchised.
Gerry’s Group Managing Director Akram Ali Muhammad was quoted saying in a press release AP News:
We are delighted to be bringing the world famous American IHOP experience to our country and to our portfolio of successful companies,
While IHOP will be a new brand in Pakistan, there is already significant awareness of and excitement about IHOP and we look forward to the opening of our first location later this year.
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