IHOP to mark anniversary with 56 cent pancakes

The International House of Pancakes will celebrate its 56th anniversary in business by selling a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for 56 cents.

The promotion is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8. The price of a short stack of buttermilk pancakes that day actually will be less than the 60 cents that was charged when the first IHOP restaurant opened in 1958.

In Grand Junction, an IHOP restaurant is located at 2420 U.S. Highway 6 & 50.

“The 56th anniversary celebration is about more than just an incredible milestone in our history. It is also a chance to celebrate — and thank — our wonderful guests who have made our brand a part of their lives all these years,” said Julie Stewart, interim president of International House of Pancakes.

In addition to 56 cent pancakes on July 8, IHOP will offer three summer variations on its classic buttermilk pancakes: raspberry peach, blueberry cannoli and strawberry banana cream pie pancakes.

Al and Jerry Lapin opened the first International House of Pancakes — complete with the now iconic blue roof — in Toluca Lake, Calif., in 1958.

Today, a total of more than 1,600 IHOP restaurants operate in the United States and eight other countries. IHOP restaurants serve more than 700 million pancakes and 100 million cups of coffee each year.

For more information about IHOP and its upcoming promotion, visit www.IHOP.com.