Doctors have long recommended that over-partied, undernourished Americans consume a fourth meal after midnight to receive their daily recommended dosage of fried nutrients, Edward Hopper tableaux, and hard-boiled dialogue. Today's Groupon helps you follow doctor's orders with $10 worth of late-night bites at Chubby's on Broadway for $5. This 24-hour home of hot sandwiches, omelettes, and more has been called Kansas City's Best Place to Eat After Midnight. Chubby's is open 24 hours a day, except on Monday, when it closes at 2 p.m. and reopens at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
The first IHOP—the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin—opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the International House of Pancakes. Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company's colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001.
Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.