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Chase Campbell
International House of Betrayal: How IHOb became the laughingstock of the dine-in world

Nearly 60 years ago, The International House of Pancakes was started by Al and Jerry Lapin, opening their first restaurant in Toluca Lake, Calif., 11 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Since the iconic A-Frame building, which stopped being constructed in 1979, IHOP was always about breakfast. From the Rooty Tooty Fresh-n-Fruity to the stuffed French toast and stacks upon stacks of pancakes, IHOP has always been intended to give a good breakfast to those who want one at any time of day.

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