According to County records, the restaurant chain is expanding to the site previously occupied by Ruby Tuesday at 1101 Carmia Way, behind the Sonic Drive-In on Midlothian Turnpike.
The 4,880-square-foot space was sold to regional restaurant franchise operator NMS Richmond LLC last year for $1.35 million.
NMS Holding operates six other IHOP locations, all in Maryland; two DQ Grill & Chill locations, one in Maryland and one in Virginia; and a SARKU Japan Teriyaki and Sushi in Springfield, Va.
Since the beginning of 2021, Chesterfield County has issued a permit for the construction of two LED signs to read “IHOP.” A second permit application is under review for commercial fire safety machinery.
NMS’ district manager says the new IHOP is expected to open in mid-April.