Portland, Ore.; 121 units

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Survey strengths

Food Quality:
The brand seeks franchisees that already love the restaurant’s food and focuses on consistency.

Reputation: This chain has recently made the leap from a cult favorite to one with national buzz.

Craveability: Specialties such as Apple Pancakes and a focus on top-quality ingredients garner the chain high ratings in this attribute.

Likely to Recommend/Return: Original Pancake House leaves local marketing in the hands of franchisees that understand what their customers want, with the goal of turning them into regulars.

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