Pancake lovers should make a note to leave a little room in their tummies next week.
Restaurant chain IHOP — in celebration of its 59th anniversary — will be offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes on Tuesday for the small sum of 59 cents.
The deal is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at participating restaurants, with a limit of one short stack of three buttermilke pancakes per customer. It is dine-in only and not valid with other coupons and discounts, the company said.
There are four IHOP locations in the local market. In Columbus, they are at 6317 Talokas Lane (off Gateway Road), 2111 Airport Thruway and 2939 North Lake Parkway. The Phenix City location is at 3747 U.S. Hwy 431 North.
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IHOP dates to its 1958 founding as International House of Pancakes by Al and Jerry Lapin, along with investors Al and Trudy Kallis, according to its websute. The first one was in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake, Calif.
The shortened IHOP acronym was first used in 1973, with the chain opening its 1,000th restaurant in 2001. The company purchased Applebee’s International in 2007 and then reached 1,400 IHOP locations in 2008. Today, there are about 1,650 outlets altogether.