10 Weird Facts About IHOP

By: John Derric


IHOP was originally named "The International House of Pancakes" when it was founded in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California.

IHOP's Original Name


IHOP holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest stack of pancakes, measuring 76.2 cm (29.98 inches) high.

Pancake Stacking Records


IHOP celebrates "National Pancake Day" annually, offering free stacks of pancakes to guests and raising funds for charity.

Annual Free Pancake Day


In 2018, IHOP announced a temporary rebranding as "IHOb" with the "b" standing for burgers, which turned out to be a marketing campaign to promote their burger offerings.

Changing the Logo


IHOP introduces seasonal and limited-time pancake flavors, including unique options like Cinnamon Roll, Cupcake, and Oreo Oh My!

Limited-Time Flavors


IHOP offers a wide range of syrup flavors beyond the traditional maple, including blueberry, strawberry, butter pecan, and old-fashioned.

Pancake Syrup Variety


IHOP has featured skilled pancake artists who create intricate and detailed pancake designs, sometimes resembling famous faces or popular characters.

Pancake Art


IHOP provides a variety of toppings to accompany their pancakes, including whipped cream, fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, and even ice cream.

Pancake Toppings Galore


IHOP has expanded globally and operates restaurants in several countries, including Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Philippines.

International Presence


IHOP participates in the Shrove Tuesday tradition, also known as Pancake Day, which marks the day before the Christian season of Lent begins.

Pancake Day Traditions

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