About IHOP®

Since 1958, IHOP® has been 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. We’ve seen millions of smiles over the years in our restaurants, and now shared in photos across our social properties. In fact, smiles are so much a part of our culture that we changed our logo to include one.

This is just one of the many fun and exciting changes you can expect from IHOP®. Because we know the shortest distance between two people is a smile.

Our Corporation: An overview

For 57 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served our world famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items that are loved by people of all ages — offering an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service.

  • As of 2015, there were 1,650 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Bahrain, Canada, Dubai (UAE), Guatemala, Kuwait, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, The Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, California-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).
Our Philosophy

Everyday life has enough rules. Sitting down for a delicious, comforting meal shouldn’t have any. That’s why at IHOP®, you’re invited to be yourself and enjoy special moments with family and friends. And while we don’t have any official rules, we do have a few suggestions that are sure to make you smile.

Come as you are.

There are no airs about breakfast. No need to dress to impress. Just like home, breakfast at IHOP® is where you can be comfortable, and 100% yourself.

Savor every minute.

Say goodbye to drive-thru meals. With so many menu items, you can relax, enjoy every bite, and be inspired to take on the day. Or night.

Go with the flow.

Texting is no match for actual talking. Especially when it’s over a fresh cup of coffee. We’ll keep the coffee flowing, so you can keep the conversation going.

Be good to yourself.

A wholesome breakfast gets you going. With menu options under 600 calories, you have more choices you can feel good about.

Get it anytime.

Breakfast just for breakfast? That’s one rule we definitely don’t follow at IHOP®—and neither should you. We welcome Breakfastarians with open arms.

Our Vision & Values

Integrity | We do the right thing.


Excellence | We bring our best to work.


Innovation | We look for a better way.


Accountability | We take impact personally.


Inclusion | We invite, include and share.


Trust | We foster trust.


Community | We give back.