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The Original Pancake House


The Original Pancake House keeps it simple: the national chain of homey pancake and breakfast restaurants is about providing scrumptious, satisfying pancake-based meals that will keep their customers coming back for more. With a menu anchored by their signature dish, the Apple Pancake, the Original Pancake House takes great pride in its long term reputation as a third-generation family business with high standards of food production, ingredients and service. In addition to serving the best pancakes on the planet, the Original Pancake House offers a delectable listing of omelets, crepes, waffles, cereals, fruits and juices to round out the menu.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$372,500 - $966,250
Franchise fee


The Original Pancake house corporate headquarters is located in Portland, Oregon. The company takes in more than $155 million annually. The company has opened franchised restaurants, which are independently owned and operated, in locations throughout the United States, including all states along the U.S. West coast and many up and down the East coast, as well as Texas, and the Great Lakes states, more than 150 locations in all. The company approves about three to five new franchises a year. Franchisees are typically given a small franchise area. The morning-only breakfast schedule allows franchise owners a unique working schedule, with evenings free.

The Original Pancake House Franchise Opportunities – History

The Original Pancake House opened in 1953 in Portland, Oregon, established by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke after collecting recipes from around the world. Almost immediately, they began offering franchise locations and grew the company to today’s success with franchises dotting the U.S., including in Hawaii. The restaurant’s menu has gained national acclaim.

The Original Pancake House Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Income

The initial franchising fee to join the Original Pancake House company is $60,000. The royalty fee to the company is 2% of monthly gross receipts.

The Original Pancake House Business Opportunities: Other Information

The Original Pancake House emphasizes wholesome, family atmosphere in all its franchises, and is known for its homey feel, with natural wood-grain finishes and colorful, home-kitchen style décor. New franchise owners are given ten weeks of training at the Portland, Oregon, headquarters. It all adds up to a franchise opportunity with strong odds for success.


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