The year was 1958: There were 3 major television stations on the air, a gallon of gas cost a whopping 24 cents, the hula hoop had just been invented, and in Toluca Lake, California, Al and Jerry Lapin opened the very first International House of Pancakes, complete with iconic blue roof. They had one goal in mind that warm day in July: to provide every guest who walked in the door with the very best in food and service.
56 years later, there are now 1,628 IHOP® restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Philippines, the U.S. Virgin Islands and soon, Guam. There are 28 locally owned IHOP restaurants in the San Antonio Viewing Area.
In celebration of 56 years of great food, service, and “everything you love about breakfast™,” on Tuesday July 8th, 2014, from 7AM to 7 PM, all IHOP restaurants in San Antonio offered guests a short stack of their world famous buttermilk pancakes—still the most popular item on the menu after 56 years– for just 56 cents –less than their original cost of 60 cents when the first IHOP restaurant opened its doors in 1958.
For over 55 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories. Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast, ” IHOP restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service.
The PM Group, San Antonio’s largest advertising agency, is proud to be the agency for San Antonio area IHOP restaurants since 2001. We are honored by their longevity and their tasty menu.