Blow out the candles and bring on the butter and syrup. In celebration of its 59th anniversary, IHOP is flipping a short stack of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes for just 59 cents on July 18. Hop over to IHOP for the fluffy deal from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations. Did you know when the International House of Pancakes (as it was known back then) first opened in 1958 a short stack sold for just 60¢? For locations, click here.
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- 3760 N Halsted St, 773-296 0048
- 5929 N Lincoln Ave, 773-769 1550
- 6501 W North Ave, OAK PARK, IL 708-386-1282
- 100 Asbury Ave, EVANSTON, IL 847-328 1450
History of IHOP
COTC note: A friend of COTC owned an IHOP more than 30 years ago. To this day they cannot look at a pancake let alone eat one.
Founders Al and Jerry Lapin, along with early investors Al and Trudy Kallis, open the first International House of Pancakes in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake, California.
Company begins to expand through franchising.
Company is publicly traded under the name International House of Pancakes.
Company adopts the name International Industries after it acquires numerous franchised brands including: International House of Pancakes, Orange Julius, Love’s Wood Pit Barbecue, Golden Cup Coffee Shops, The Original House of Pies, Wil Wright’s Ice Cream Shoppes, among others.
A marketing program introduces the acronym “IHOP” for the first time.
The last of the iconic A-frame IHOP is built.
The Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity® is introduced, and guests across the country have fun pronouncing the one-of-a-kind breakfast.
Actor Cliff Bemis becomes an IHOP favorite, starring in commercials from the mid-80s through the mid-90s.
IHOP moves its headquarters to Glendale, California and via an initial public offering becomes publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “IHP”.
500th IHOP restaurant opens.
Average sales per IHOP restaurant exceeds $1 million.
For the first time, system-wide sales of IHOP reach $1 billion.
IHOP begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “IHP”.
The 1,000th IHOP opens in Layton, Utah.
Julia A. Stewart is appointed President.
The award-winning “Come hungry. Leave happy.” advertising campaign launches and IHOP introduces our
popular Stuffed French Toast.
IHOP wins prestigious Advertising and Marketing Awareness award for “Come hungry. Leave happy.” campaign.
IHOP introduces Funnel Cakes as a Limited-Time Offer, and quickly becomes the country’s largest seller of this favorite amusement park treat.
New ICON building prototype is introduced as the look for IHOP in the new millennium.
On November 29, 2007, IHOP Corp. successfully completes the acquisition of Applebee’s International, Inc. With more
than 3,300 restaurants, the combination brings together two leading restaurant brands and creates the largest
full-service restaurant company in the world.
IHOP Celebrates 50! From our humble beginnings in Toluca Lake, California we have become one of America’s favorite restaurants, with over 1,400 locations coast to coast.
Introduces SIMPLE & FIT menu, with many items under 600 calories plus tips to meet nutrition goals located throughout the menu.
IHOP celebrates its sixth National Pancake Day. In just six years, IHOP has raised $8 million in support of the communities where we do business! IHOP also becomes inaugural leader in Kids LiveWell initiative.
IHOP launches the new “Everything You Love About BreakfastSM” campaign, including our first brand anthem TV spot and guest testimonials.
IHOP continues its growth as a truly International House of Pancakes with more than 70 locations in Bahrain, Canada, Dubai (UAE), Guatemala, Kuwait, Mexico, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
IHOP celebrates a decade of giving with the 10th Annual National Pancake Day. A record-breaking $3.5 million is raised, bringing the 10-year total to nearly $20 million for charity. IHOP launches a new logo, giving guests one more reason to smile.