Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

IHOP and Applebee’s Are Crossing-Over!

The world’s first-ever IHOP and Applebee’s hybrid restaurant has hit the United States!

The restaurant is a part of an experiment which is expected to hit downtown Detroit sometime at the end of 2017. The Detroit Free Press reports that the location will have 300-seats and will be located inside of the Millender Center.

As per the newspaper, the selected spot is perfect to serve “guests in nearby hotels as well as downtown visitors, office workers and residents.” Currently, the menu is still being developed. However, it may be a reality where one could order breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same location.

City officials are reporting that the cross-over will likely employ around 100 people in the area. Executive chairman,  Mark Schostak said that customers can expect the restaurant to feature “a coffee bar and Detroit-Centric interior design.” He also mentioned that “This is the first IHOP/Applebee’s combo that’s ever been build anywhere. The Schostak company is proud to expand out portfolio by uniquely combining two nationally recognized and family-oriented brands.”


Ficar em casa de repouso da nisso... se não vai até o Applebee's, fazemos ele vir até mim #applebees #babyribs #marcelina

49 Likes, 3 Comments - William Silva (@willwhaly) on Instagram: "Ficar em casa de repouso da nisso... se não vai até o Applebee's, fazemos ele vir até mim..."


The combination may sound a little odd, but who does not want their chicken wings served with a side of pancakes?! Previous to the idea of combining the two family-friendly hot spots, they were almost bough out by the same company. In 2007, the Californian company DineEquity was considering buying both Applebee’s and IHOP. However, the deal did not go through any people were left wondering how pot stickers and an omelet would taste together.

We are curious to see how this combination will make out. More importantly, it will be interesting to read the menu once it has been released. Maybe the general public will make out with this merger and will be able to taste some delicious sweet and salty combinations.


Sarah Harley is a Hufflepuff living in the NYC area. When she is not talking to random animals or collecting stickers, she is a comedy writer working in television production. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp