IHOP Restaurant Trivia

By DB
@dgobucks226 (15256)
November 27, 2018 6:46pm CST
The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) has a few secrets you may not know about besides their historic pancakes. Did You Know: -The oldest IHOP was across the street from the oldest Big Boy. Yes true. IHOP opened in Los Angeles, CA in 1958. Big Boy in 1949. Now that's one corner surrounded by some special Americana. -There was an organization using the IHOP acronym. Yep, seems a religious group was calling itself International House of Prayer (IHOP). So what did IHOP pancakes do? They sued IHOP prayer. Although the lawsuit was dropped months later in hopes of settling out of court, no resolution has been reached. The church is using the acronym IHOPKC to separate itself from the restaurant. -IHOP created National Pancake Day. Celebrated on May 7th each year, the day was organized by the chain to raise money for worthy charities. Starting in 2006, a donation could be made instead of paying the standard price for a short short stack of pancakes. In 2017, according to CNBC, IHOP raised 3.5 million for charity by serving customers more than 5 million pancakes. -The iconic design of the IHOP restaurant featuring a "blue roof" was an idea (ripped off) inspired from the instantly recognizable Howard Johnson's orange roof design. The building with it's cottage style shape was done on purpose to provide an appearance of a cozy welcoming place. So now that you know a little more about IHOP restaurants when is the last time you've eaten there and did you order pancakes? And what's up with the International name anyway? Source- Photo-marketingland.com
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@LadyDuck (195924)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
I only went once while we traveled in the United States, to be honest we did not like, we never tried another location again.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
29 Nov
Yes, very overrated! Give me a Perkins restaurant anytime.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
5 Dec
@LadyDuck You have my full agreement there! Very good point
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@LadyDuck (195924)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@dgobucks226 One bad location can spread negative feelings.
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@FayeHazel (23454)
• United States
28 Nov
@courtlynn might really enjoy this topic. I know she likes ihop Interesting trivia. Too bad they felt the need to sue the prayer group. It would figure that a business would start a "national" day in order to sell product. We have one, but I don't go to it often. I haven't been thrilled the couple of times I did order something there. But maybe that's just the one in our area
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
29 Nov
I used to go to one years ago and it was pretty good. When I moved I went again in another town and it was very sub par. I think Perkins is much better. Our parents used to take us to HoJo's growing up. The one place we liked because of all their ice cream flavors. Who knew they stole their building idea from them???
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• Wapello, Iowa
30 Nov
A few years ago there was an unfortunate incident in one of ours. A cook had a cut finger with a band-aid on it and the band-aid came off and ended up in someone's hash-browns. It was a big story here and that location nearly shut down because business was so off for so long.
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@FayeHazel (23454)
• United States
30 Nov
@xander6464 Oh ick. That would have been bad!
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@JudyEv (148124)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
We don't have IHOP here but Vince makes delicious pancakes.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
30 Nov
Even though the restaurant used International in it's heading it is based in the U.S. The International actually stood for the different types of pancakes they served using a worldwide theme. Well lucky you on those homemade pancakes! Are they fluffy?
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@JudyEv (148124)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov
@dgobucks226 Mostly they're flat and thin and filled with either a savoury or sweet filling, depending on what course we're eating them for.
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@DaddyEvil (26649)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Nov
@JudyEv Have you ever eaten at Darling Harbor Pancakes On The Rocks? It is called the IHOP of Australia.
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@just4him (137011)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
I ate there with my son, who took me to breakfast a couple weeks ago. I had eggs and fruit. I tried to keep it as healthy as possible.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
30 Nov
I have not been to one in quite awhile. If I go for breakfast it usually would be a local diner, which NJ has many to choose among.
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@teamfreak16 (42938)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Dec
Yes! There is a new, modern style IHOP across the street from the Denver VA. I walked over and had some pancakes a couple months ago!
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
5 Dec
And your rating was.... 4 stars???? One thing for sure, all those breakfast restaurants make better pancakes than me.
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@teamfreak16 (42938)
• Denver, Colorado
5 Dec
@dgobucks226 - I had the Mexican Leche pancakes. They were really good.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
6 Dec
@teamfreak16 Guess that was a kind of International pancake? Interesting
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• United States
28 Nov
Very interesting facts! I haven't been to one in a long time, but there food is pretty good.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
30 Nov
I appreciate your reading my post Courtney. BTW, here is another tidbit of info: Vermont IHOPs have a special menu item- their own real maple syrup not the chains.
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• United States
30 Nov
@dgobucks226 No problem! And that is very interesting, that's cool they do that in Vermont though!
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
1 Dec
@MommyOfEli2013 Yes, hard to top maple syrup from Vermont. Sure it is tasty!
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@xander6464 (8056)
• Wapello, Iowa
28 Nov
I don't remember the last time I went to IHOP or what I ordered. But I do love their pancakes. And burgers.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
30 Nov
IHOP actually changed their name for a little while to the International House of Burgers to promote their new burger menu. Somehow IHOB just doesn't make it for me
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• Wapello, Iowa
30 Nov
@dgobucks226 I didn't like the IHOB either.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
1 Dec
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@DaddyEvil (26649)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Nov
Very interesting discussion... Pretty and I eat at IHOP maybe once a year but we've never eaten their pancakes. I always order an omelet and Pretty always orders some type of crepe there. You did realize that IHOP has over 1,600 locations in the US and overseas, right?
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
1 Dec
Yes, they are huge! Thanks for that extra info
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@DaddyEvil (26649)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Dec
@dgobucks226 You're very welcome.
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@responsiveme (21741)
• India
30 Nov
Had pancakes only a couple of time ,looked it up from recipes when someone gave us a bottle of maple syrup
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
1 Dec
How did your pancakes turn out? It is a popular breakfast item to order at diners and restaurants in the United States.
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• India
1 Dec
@dgobucks226 Well we enjoyed them, maybe not as fluffy or big as the real ones.
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@JohnRoberts (70214)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Nov
I have not been to a IHOP in over two decades.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
29 Nov
It's been quite a few years myself. I have been to Perkins a few times in the last year though. We have a pretty good one in our area.
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@RasmaSandra (22078)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Nov
I have never eaten in an IHOP but I have one now near me so I will try it out.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
30 Nov
I haven't eaten at one in quite some time. I usually go to a local diner or Perkins if I do go out for breakfast They are close to my home so it is more convenient. But I did find the info on IHOP history interesting
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@marguicha (108983)
• Chile
28 Nov
I always seek a IHOP every time I visit the US.
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@UncleJoe (11459)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
28 Nov
Did you know that it was originally named IHOP because 70% of their regular customers had lost a foot to diabetes?
@dgobucks226 (15256)
30 Nov
No....A good reason to go easy on the syrup.