They no longer go by “International House of Pancakes,” but IHOP is still a king of all-day fast-casual breakfast. The IHOP menu includes more than a dozen ways to enjoy pancakes and crepes, including original buttermilk pancakes, blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, and even cheesecake pancakes. There are also Belgian waffles, French toast, omelets, and breakfast burritos. And no matter what entrée you order — even if it’s a cheeseburger — you can get pancakes as a side.
There’s plenty of time to grab breakfast, too. IHOP mandates all franchises keep “minimum hours” of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Some IHOP restaurants are open 24/7 — and if the lights are on, everything on the menu is available.
Ironically, IHOP has long tried to be about more than just breakfast. The restaurant has offered lunch and dinner fare since opening in 1958, and in 2018, it temporarily went by “IHOB” to promote its burgers (via CNBC). But even though the International House of Pancakes has just been IHOP since 1973, people still associate them with anytime breakfast. We’d like to think this is why, in 2019, they were America’s biggest casual dining chain (via FSR).