Our Story

Some of the best memories are made at the breakfast table. And for more than 50 years, millions of people have made those memories at IHOP. That's why we make it our mission to make your breakfast an experience to remember – and why it's part of everything we do.

Our Corporation: An overview

For 54 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 September 30, 2012, there were 1,565 IHOPs in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers.
  • 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
Fresh

Fresh

Fresh eggs, fresh ingredients, fresh coffee. Get a made-from-scratch meal that always hits the spot.

Tasty

Tasty

Got a stack? Pour on the flavor with four syrups, right at your table and ready to go.

Comfortable

Comfortable

Be yourself and come as you are – just out of bed, right off the field or after a night out.

Relaxed

Relaxed

What's the rush? Catch up over a fresh cup of coffee. Or two. Or as many as you want.

Special

Special

Laughing. Sharing. Enjoying. Memories are made at the breakfast table – especially at IHOP.

Our Vision & Values
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Integrity

We do the right thing.
We are committed to the highest ethical standards.

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Excellence

We expect the best from ourselves and each other.

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Innovation

We find creative, new ways to delight our guests.

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Accountability

We do what we say we will do.
We are responsible for our actions.

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Inclusion

We respect and value the diversity of others.
We benefit from many points of view.

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Trust

We collaborate and build trust through open, honest communication.

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Community

We make a difference in the neighborhoods and communities that we serve.

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