IHOP Restaurant Trivia
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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• United States
@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
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???
• Wapello, Iowa
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.
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?
• Aurora, Missouri
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?