55-cent pancakes served next week at area IHOPs

Published 10:09 pm Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hampton Roads-area IHOP restaurants are celebrating 55 years of the restaurant’s existence with 55-cent pancakes next week.

On Oct. 2, a short stack of the restaurant’s signature and best-selling dish will cost the same it did when the restaurant began in 1958.

The original IHOP restaurant, known then as the International House of Pancakes, was opened by founders Al and Jerry Lapin in 1958 in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake, Calif. From that single location began one of the most iconic restaurants in the nation.

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Now, 55 years later, there are 1,593 IHOP restaurants around the world, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.

Guests who began going to IHOP as children are now bringing their own grandchildren to their local IHOP restaurants, creating new memories and enjoying traditional classics like buttermilk pancakes, omelettes, waffles and French toast along with innovative, delicious twists on these classic breakfast options.

The restaurant serves more than 700 million pancakes per year, as well as 32 million pounds of bacon, ham and sausage, 214 million eggs, 100 million cups of coffee and 1.5 million gallons of syrup.

Check with your local restaurant for hours and participation for the Oct. 2 special.