IHOP celebrates 55th birthday with a 55-cent short stack - July 8

IHOP celebrates 55th birthday with a 55-cent short stack - July 8

July 4th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Dining

AREA IHOP LOCATIONS

• Chattanooga: 5814 Brainerd Road

• Hixson: 5113 Highway 153

• Fort Oglethorpe: 2047 Battlefield Parkway

• Cleveland: 4323 Freedom Parkway NW

• Dalton: 1510 W. Walnut Ave.

The IHOP logo.

BY THE NUMBERS

Each year, IHOP restaurants serve the following amounts of food.

• 700 million: Pancakes

• 32 million: Pounds of bacon, ham and sausage

• 1.5 million: Gallons of syrup

• 214 million: Eggs used to make omelettes and other breakfast specialties

• 100 million: Cups of coffee

• 14 million: Gallons of orange juice

• 5.3 million: Pounds of T-bone steaks

• 12 million: Pounds of french fries

Area IHOP restaurants will celebrate the company's 55th birthday by rolling back the price of the most popular menu item.

On Monday, July 8, a short stack of buttermilk pancakes will cost 55 cents. The short stack is the restaurant's signature dish. Both buttermilk and chocolate chip pancakes were on the original IHOP menu, with buttermilk the clear favorite.

The original IHOP restaurant, then known as the International House of Pancakes, was opened by founders Al and Jerry Lapin in July 1958 in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake, Calif. The company grew from that single location into the current 1,589 around the world, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.

For the regular menu price, guests have the option of trying one of three summer recipes Jelly Donut, Tiramisu and Banana Graham pancakes.

These flavors represent the latest in a long line of variations on the original buttermilk pancakes. Notable past varieties have included pineapple upside-down pancakes, carrot cake, pecan pie, eggnog, gingerbread, New York cheesecake, pumpkin praline, white chocolate-chip mint and red velvet flavors.