Team Schostak Family Restaurants — a Livonia-based, family-owned restaurant group with a large portfolio of fast-casual, quick-service, and family restaurants throughout the state — has signed a lease with Riverfront Holdings Inc. for Michigan’s first Applebee’s Grill and Bar/International House of Pancakes concept at the Millender Center in Detroit.
The 11,393-square-foot restaurant will be the first Applebee’s/IHOP co-branding in the U.S. and the first IHOP in TSFR’s portfolio.
“As we continue to lead the way in the restaurant industry, TSFR is proud to expand our portfolio by uniquely combining two nationally recognized and family-oriented brands into one co-branded restaurant in the City of Detroit,” says Mark Schostak, TSFR’s executive chairman. “This expansion is a testament to our commitment to the City of Detroit and Michigan, and it’s aligned with our strategic growth plan. Applebee’s is built on the concept of being a neighborhood grill and bar, which is the perfect complement to the welcoming, family-friendly environment IHOP has delivered for nearly 60 years. We look forward to bringing more jobs to our community and providing an elevated dining experience to all restaurant guests.”
Construction of the restaurant within the Millender Center is scheduled to begin in April 2017, pending city approval, and will culminate in a 300-seat, co-branded establishment with entrees from both menus and a barista coffee bar. The grand opening is slated for late 2017.