Founded in 1958 by brothers Jerry and Al Lapin, IHOP, which until 1973 was known as International House of Pancakes, has grown into 1,433 restaurants located in all 50 states, Mexico, and Canada. More than 99 percent of IHOP restaurants are franchised and while many of the restaurants are open 24 hours, the company does not mandate that they do so.
IHOP coupons can be found quite often in the coupon insert in Sunday newspapers all across the country. The company is actually quite generous in its coupon offerings. They typically come in a set of 3 and offer buy one get one deals on breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some IHOP coupons offer a percentage off the entire bill with a minimum purchase required.
Sometimes, there are IHOP coupons for sale on eBay and you can usually get a really good deal. Most people sell the coupons in multiples and they typically go for just a few dollars. You can quickly recoup your investment by using just one of the coupons and if you paid just a few dollars for several of the buy one get one free versions you would still come out ahead.
IHOP restaurants have a diverse menu, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Customers can typically order breakfast any time the restaurant is open. IHOP specializes in many different types of pancakes, including healthier choices for those watching their carbs, fat intake, or total calories. While they serve more than 700 million pancakes each year, IHOP also serves omelets and other egg featured breakfasts.
IHOP also serves hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and a wide variety of dinner entrees. They also have a senior citizens menu for guests 55 and older. The restaurant also has a kids’ menu, including one with healthier choices. Just like the adults’ healthy version, it is called IHOP For MeSM and it gives kids healthier choices as well.
In 2008, IHOP celebrated its 50th year as one of our favorite places to eat pancakes. IHOP is actively engaged in philanthropic activities in local communities. For example, each year they celebrate National Pancake Day and give away a free short stack of pancakes to each guest. Although it is not required, the point is to collect donations to the Children’s Miracle Network. Since the inception of the program in 2006, IHOP has raised almost $4 million for charity.
Whether you’re in the mood for pancakes, a sandwich, or a dinner comprised of steak, chicken, or pot roast, IHOP is sure to please. In addition, by taking along one of the IHOP coupons that are frequently available in newspaper coupon inserts, you can have a great meal and save money at the same time.