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IHOP Now CHOP - The Beginning of the End?

 
caribstx
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So I read in the paper and heard on the radio that IHOP in Sunny Isle is ditching the franchise and going independent as the Cruzan House of Pancakes. One of the main reasons I go there in the first place was the fact that it was an IHOP. As such the franchisee had to adhere to the systems standards and buy the approved foods and ingredients from the local distributor.

Now that the franchisee has dumped the IHOP brand, I see this as the beginning of the end of this restaurant. Thoughts?

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Topic starter Posted : February 29, 2016 11:26 am
Alana33
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At least, give them the opportunity to prove themselves, one way or the other, before shuttering the doors for them.

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Posted : February 29, 2016 1:53 pm
singlefin
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They were in need of a facelift over there, hopefully their planning to use this opportunity to upgrade. It's a busy location and it always seemed to do a strong business in the past.
I have found that the local fair is overall, far better than any chain has ever supplied. Overall, I think Cruzan's have a far superior standard when it comes to food preperation and quality. If investment is done right, I can't imagine it not getting better.

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Posted : February 29, 2016 7:31 pm
speee1dy
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. Overall, I think Cruzan's have a far superior standard when it comes to food preperation and quality.

interesting statement . there must be a few local places you have not been to

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Posted : February 29, 2016 8:09 pm
cre
 cre
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Not a surprise to me. From a branding standpoint it didn't give off the ihop feel.

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Posted : February 29, 2016 8:51 pm
Scubadoo
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Perhaps they want to go above and beyond the constraints of the franchise that was holding them back.

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Posted : March 1, 2016 1:24 am
JefeSTX
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I can only speak to my own experience. I've been there five or six times and the service was always very slow and poor, so I won't go back.

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Posted : March 1, 2016 1:08 pm
speee1dy
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hmm, i have had great service there in the past. the food is standard for that type of restaurant. nothing special.

no matter where we eat, trying to get the bill paid is by far the longest wait

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Posted : March 1, 2016 4:25 pm
caribstx
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no matter where we eat, trying to get the bill paid is by far the longest wait

That's so true of many restaurants. You'd think they would want to clear you out so they could turnover the table to another group. Lots of times I just get up and start to walk toward the door to force the check to be presented.

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Topic starter Posted : March 2, 2016 11:20 am
speee1dy
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lol, might have to try that

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Posted : March 2, 2016 2:32 pm
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