CEDAR KNOLLS — Almost two years of planning, permits, construction and anticipation, it’s finally here. A new IHOP, also known as International House of Pancakes, opened in Hanover Crossings, located at 102 East Hanover Avenue.
On this official grand opening day, the first order out of the kitchen at IHOP in Hanover Crossings, was not only pancakes but omelette.
The groundbreaking for a stand-alone building that will house two restaurants at Hanover Crossroads marked the final phase of construction for the 107,000-square-foot Morris County shopping center. IHOP and Mangiamo’s, an Italian eatery with catering services, are occupying the 8,650-square-foot structure, according to owner/developer Key Properties. The IHOP is owned by the same owners as Parsippany, Mo Abdelhadi and Sobhy Abdelhady. The brothers also own the IHOP of Ramsey and IHOP of Jersey Gardens.
Located at 102 East Hanover Avenue, at the signalized intersection of Ridgedale and East Hanover avenues, Hanover Crossroads is fully leased to a mix of national tenants. Old Navy and Famous Footwear opened at the property this fall, joining T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Five Below, Ulta Beauty, Auto Zone, QuickChek and MedExpress Urgent Care.
Kim Karnai from Bernardsville the very first customer of the new IHOP was waiting at the door before the ribbon cutting.
Karnai said this is now the closest IHOP to where we live, and we will be a regular customers here.
“Dining is such an important part of today’s retail experience, and the addition of IHOP we introduce that element at Hanover Crossroads,” said Key Properties’ Marc Schlussel, co-managing partner. “Ultimately, the mix we have established at this property will ensure its appeal as a one-stop option for area consumers for years to come.”
Joining Mo Abdelhadi and Sobhy Abdelhady for the ribbon cutting were Mayor Ronald F. Francioli, Township of Hanover; John Ferramosca, Deputy Mayor, Township of Hanover; Robert Peluso, President of Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce; Frank L. Cahill, Executive Board Member Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce; Nicolas Limanov, Board Member of Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce and David Schlussel, Key Properties and Marc Schussel.
IHOP commanded huge attention earlier this month when it launched an ad campaign to draw attention to its hamburgers in a bid to increase lunch and dinner business. The gimmick: flipping the P in its name to a lower-case b, for burger.
IHOP is open seven days a week, Sunday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.