POPULAR U.S. CHAIN PICKS SOUTH WINNIPEG FOR FORAY INTO MARKET
By: Murray McNeill/Commercial Real Estate
JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
John Sikking of Parkerhouse Holdings (left) and Kapil Raval, IHOP Winnipeg’s general manager, stand outside the restaurant, which opens its doors this morning at the Seasons / Outlet Collection Winnipeg.
One of the world’s best-known breakfast chains — International House of Pancakes, IHOP for short, has finally arrived in Winnipeg. The first of what could be at least four IHOP outlets was to open at 8 a.m. today in the Seasons/Outlet Collection Winnipeg mixed-use development, which is located on the northwest corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway.
The 6,000-square-foot eatery is the first, with additional IHOP restaurants possibly opening in Winnipeg in the next five to six years. “We’d like to get at least three more in Winnipeg,” said John Sikking, an official with Parkerhouse Holdings, which is the IHOP franchisee for the three Prairie provinces. Read More…