IHOP, which is known mostly for their famous pancakes, has been serving families for the last 54 years. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in their restaurants which are family friendly, fun and most of all, affordable. IHOP is a subsidiary of DineEquity and is operated by International House of Pancakes, LLC. They operate with very high values and integrity, sticking to the highest ethical standards, staying responsible for their actions and always striving to provide innovative and delicious ways to serve their customers.
The very first IHOP, which was founded by Al and Jerry Lapin, opened up in 1958 in the Los Angeles area. It was not long before they started to become a franchised company – with the first franchise opening in 1960. In 1961, they became a publicly traded company and the word began to spread. It was not until 1973 that the famous pancake house became known for the acronym, IHOP, as it is known today. One of IHOP’s most famous dishes, the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity was introduced in 1985 and has since become quite a phenomenon. The 500th restaurant opened in 1992 and the 1000th opened in 2001. By 2008, there were more than 1,400 locations throughout the United States.
Featured IHOP MENU Items
IHOP is constantly striving to provide its customers with new and innovative menu choices. Today you can find such items including various Brioche French Toast items including Bananas Foster, Berry-Berry and Peaches and Cream. They also offer various Griddle Melts including Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper and Cheese, Western and Ham and Egg. These items change often as they are only available for a limited time.
Along with creating new featured items often, IHOP also commits to keeping their standard favorites around for families to enjoy from generation to generation. A few of the favorites include: Original Pancakes, Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity, Breakfast Samplers, Stuffed French Toast and Crepes.
Other Breakfast Items
Because IHOP is known mostly for their breakfast offerings, the menu is extensive. They offer a full menu of pancakes, including specialties such as CINN-A-STACK pancakes, Cheesecake Pancakes and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes. IHOP is also known for their wide variety of French Toast, Belgian Waffle and Crepe options. For the adventurous breakfast consumer, they offer items such as Strawberry Banana French Toast, CINN-A-STACK French Toast and even Chicken and Waffles. No breakfast menu would be complete without an array of omelets, which IHOP also offers. Their choices include items such as the Bacon Temptation and Chicken Fajita Omelet.
Even though IHOP is most well known for their breakfast items, they also have an extensive line of lunch and dinner items. You will find a large selection of family favorite appetizers including mozzarella sticks and onion rings to help get your meal started the right way.
Gourmet Soups and Salads
For those customers that wish to eat a little healthier, IHOP has a selection of soups and salads, including a few from their SIMPLE & FIT line, which promises a meal under 600 calories. The menu shows the calorie count for each SIMPLE & FIT meal to help you stay on track. In addition, you will find traditional favorites such as the Chicken Caesar Salad or Crispy Chicken Salad to enjoy.
Burgers and Sandwiches
Sometimes all you want is a delicious hamburger or gourmet sandwich, both of which you can find at IHOP. Their line of burgers includes the Classic Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger or Mega Monster Cheeseburger. Their line of sandwiches is even more extensive and includes gourmet options including a Philly Cheesesteak, Turkey and Bacon Club, Pot Roast Melt and Tuscan Chicken Griller.
If you will be visiting IHOP for dinner, they have a variety of dinner entrées to choose from to please everyone. Whether you are looking for a hearty meal, such as the Fried Chicken Dinner, Country Fried Steak, Tilapia Florentine or you want something healthy, such as the Grilled Balsamic Glazed Chicken, IHOP has you covered.
For the Younger Crowd
IHOP also caters to the kids in your family with a variety of healthy yet delicious options for them. Your kids will have just as many options as the adults on their menu which includes a wide variety of pancakes as well as an omelet or French Toast for breakfast. For lunch or dinner they offer Chicken Strips, Grilled Cheese, Cheeseburgers or Macaroni and Cheese.
No one wants to forget dessert! IHOP has a great election that includes ice cream, ice cream sundaes, fruit crepes or a strawberry cheesecake dessert. There is also a sundae on the kids’ menu because every kid loves dessert!