IHOP, or the International House of Pancakes, does brisk business in selling pancakes and other delicious breakfast foods.
All about IHOP
IHOP, pronounced "I hop" and which actually stands for International House of Pancakes, is chain of restaurants specializing in all things breakfast, especially pancakes! However, that's not the only thing on their menu.You can also find lunch and dinner items on the IHOP menu, such as sandwiches, steak and chicken dishes, and more. There are IHOP specials for both kids and seniors, making it a popular place for people to go out to eat with the whole family.
To find IHOP coupons, you can check out their official website and join their eClub, which gives you rewards from the second you sign up. You'll get a free stack of pancakes for your birthday every year, for example. You'll also receive an e-mail with the latest deals, discounts and coupons for your local IHOP location.
The history of IHOP
The International House of Pancakes' first location was in Los Angeles and opened in 1958. It was founded by Jerry and Al Lapin and Albert Kallis. The menu was originally all breakfast foods, but it expanded in the 1980s to include meals for lunch and dinner too, as their competitors like Dennys were offering meals for all hours of the day.
The name was shorted to IHOP in 1973 so it would be easier to work into marketing materials, and it still goes by both names. Today, there are 1,650 IHOP locations.
IHOP services upwards of 700 million pancakes per year!
For a restaurant named the International House of Pancakes, it's not much of a surprise that they sell a lot of pancakes - but you may be surprised at just how many. They sell more than 700 million pancakes every single year, served up to hungry customers who just can't get enough of their signature breakfast item.
It's not just pancakes though, they also serve:
- 1.5 million gallons of maple syrup, to put on top of the pancakes
- 14 million gallons of orange juice, to wash them down
- 100 million cups of coffee, in case you need something stronger than juice
- 214 million eggs, if you'd rather have eggs than pancakes for breakfast
- 32 million pounds of ham, bacon, and sausage, which are served right alongside their pancakes
- 5.3 million pounds of T-bone steaks, if you're eating there for lunch or dinner
Those are some seriously big numbers!