Our Story

306menu_flash2When Al and Jerry Lapin opened the first International House of Pancakes in Toluca Lake, California on July 7, 1958, they never dreamed that five decades later the family restaurant they founded would become the American icon it is today. From humble beginnings, we have grown to become the leading family dining brand with more than 1,650 IHOP restaurants in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Internationally, IHOP has locations in Bahrain, Canada, Dubai (UAE), Guatemala, Kuwait, Mexico, The Philippines and Saudi Arabia. Today, IHOP is the place where people connect over breakfast, enjoy study breaks, grab a bite before or after sporting events, and so much more. And no matter what menu items they order, there’s one ingredient that’s always constant—a smile.