The pancake was once used in schools to help students visualize Earth’s shape until being succeeded by the globe and, currently, the croissant. Explore a new world of flavor with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of pancakes and American fare at IHOP, valid at the Couer d'Alene location and all three locations in Spokane.
With more than 1,500 North American locations, IHOP whips up a signature menu of buttermilk pancakes and french toast alongside hearty lunch and dinner items. Breakfast oversees the slathering of rich hollandaise onto a canadian-bacon benedict ($8.99) and hones card-house-building techniques to carefully construct stacks of stuffed french toast ($7.99). Guests in search of a more savory spread can fill empty mouths with a massively mouthwatering Monster cheeseburger ($9.99), which packs two thick patties and american and provolone cheeses into close quarters to scare away hunger or a vegan Van Helsing.
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.