IHOP (Acronym of International House Of Pancakes) is an American-born multinational fast food restaurant chain. Founded by Jerry Lapin, Al Lapin, and Albert Kallis in July 7, 1958, it specializes in breakfast-style foods while also offering (since the 1980s) a menu of lunch and dinner items. IHOP has around 1650 locations spread in between the United States, Canada, the Middle East and is still expanding to many other small regions of the world. The franchise has a minimum operating time - Sunday to Thursday from 7AM to 10PM and Saturdays from 7AM to 12PM. The parent company that holds the IHOP brand is DineEquity.
IHOP is also known for having low calorie food options in their menu and promoting family values in the restaurant, welcoming families to have breakfast, lunch or dinner together and providing a healthy atmosphere for them. The company holds a string of values of which they enforce to create the atmosphere they are proud to have. It employs 32,200 people as of 2007 and it has obtained revenues of 350 million dollars.