Original Pancake House locations close at Station Casinos
15 November 2011
Both restaurants flipped their last flapjack at the end of October.
“We made a mutual decision with the owners to end our business relationship at both locations,” Station spokeswoman Lori Nelson said.
Kim and Stephan Freudenberger owned the franchises. Kim Freudenberger said the leases were up.
Known for its large portions and signature apple and Dutch Baby pancakes, the Original Pancake House expanded to the Green Valley Ranch in 2001 and the Aliante in 2008. In both cases, the locations opened with the casinos they called home.
Two Original Pancake Houses remain in Las Vegas: one at Charleston and Decatur, the other at Fort Apache and Flamingo.
No restaurant is in the works to replace the pancake house at Aliante. Nelson said the casino already has an extensive restaurant selection, including several breakfast options.
At Green Valley Ranch, Grand Cafe will replace the Original Pancake House. Grand Cafe is owned by Station Casinos and has locations at several of the company’s properties.
“We are going to be putting our Grand Cafe back because of the overwhelming success of them in our other locations,” Nelson said.
Grand Cafe previously had a location at Green Valley Ranch, but it closed about three years ago. The new version is set to open in mid December.
The Original Pancake House started in 1953 in Portland, Ore., and the Freudenbergers brought the franchise to Las Vegas in 1995. The chain has more than 100 locations across the country.
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