IHOP (International House of Pancakes)
IHOP is the official name of the International House of Pancakes, which is an American popular restaurant chain having their locations across the world. The corporate headquarters of the company is situated in Glendale, California, United States. The company is known for their pancake house services and its specialization in the breakfast foods. Overall, they operate more than 1,650 restaurant locations across five continents. The majority of company’s locations remain open 24 hours on all days of theweek. The company was established on 7thJuly 1958 by Al Lapin, Albert Kallis, and Jerry Lapin with a single location in Burbank, California.
The company operates as the wholly owned subsidiary of Dine Equity. Almost 99% of their locations are franchise based.
There is a great variety of dishes sold by the company in their restaurants that vary from one country to another. However, the common foods in the company’s menu include omelets, salads, desserts, pancakes, waffles, French toast, sandwiches, appetizers, and beverages. They also sell many different types of combos in their various locations.
There are a plethora of awards won by the company since its foundation. Some of the popular ones include 2012 Restaurant Neighbor Award, 2009 Halo Awards, 2004 Nation’s Restaurant News Award, 2004 Menu Masters Award, and many more. In addition, IHOP also received Trailblazer Award from the Women’s Foodservice Forum in 2006.