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OPH/South Florida, Inc. (OPH/SF) was formed in August 1990 to operate Original Pancake House restaurants in South Florida. From 1990 to 1993 OPH/SF expanded from its two original restaurants to five units. In August 1993 OPH/SF obtained the franchise rights to the entire state of Florida and became the largest franchisee of Original Pancake House Franchising, Inc. The franchisor (OPHF) has and will continually look for opportunities to expand within its market.
The Original Pancake House is a source of pride for its owners, franchisees and employees alike. It is also the greatest place for breakfast, according to its loyal patrons who have been coming for over 40 years since the restaurant concept was first introduced in Portland, Oregon. Since their 1953 beginnings, the founders and franchisees have strived to make the Original Pancake House an organization where quality food and friendly service is a tradition carried through the years in each of the restaurants across the country.
Although each restaurant is different from the next, every Original Pancake House features a homey dining atmosphere as a backdrop to the finest-tasting, highest-quality pancakes and related breakfast, lunch and dinner foods. Known for never compromising quality, the Original Pancake House chain has taken a cautious approach to expansion, focusing instead on perfecting its over 25 pancake, waffle and crepe recipes, made with a patented enzyme that creates a lighter pancake. OPH uses the authentic recipes of famous chefs and "home recipes" handed down from generation to generation, including their world-famous oven-baked Apple Pancake and Dutch Baby entrees. New customers to an Original Pancake House restaurant are astonished when they find that these cozy breakfast places are part of a chain. Occupying a special niche in the mature but steadily growing breakfast segment, the Original Pancake House stands apart from "cookie cutter" competitors that sacrifice product quality and ambience in the name of efficiency and labor savings.
There are literally thousands of pancake restaurants throughout the American countryside, but only OPH qualifies as the most-imitated restaurant in the business. Each Original Pancake House strives for excellence in the preparation of every recipe and every ingredient. All of the franchisees have been highly successful.