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International House of Pancakes

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Early International House of Pancakes buildings look similar to Woody's Smorgasburger buildings. However, the IHOP roof does not dip down in the middle. The International House of Pancakes chain was founded in 1958 with the first location opening in Toluca Lake, CA. There are now about 1,400 locations nationwide. However, there are only a few locations still operating in these A-frame buildings. Most of these buildings now houses other restaurants. For more, see this website.

International House of Pancakes
Raleigh, NC
former International House of Pancakes
Bakersfield, CA
former International House of Pancakes
Long Beach, CA
This International House of Pancakes in Raleigh was built in 1968 and is an intact example of the company's A-frame building design. These original signs are very rare. In 2013, it was announced that this building would be demolished within two years. A new IHOP will be built nearby. This location closed in 2016. There are plans to demolish the building. However, in 2017, the sign panels were gone and the building was still there. For more, see this website. [map]

This former IHOP in Bakersfield housed Clay's Restaurant when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2015, the building was housing Don Pepito's. [map]

This former IHOP in Long Beach has housed the Loaded Cafe since around 2012. [map]

International House of Pancakes
Arlington, VA
This International House of Pancakes is remarkably well-preserved. These photos are from 2010. The building has been repainted and the sign panels replaced. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Las Vegas, NV
This former International House of Pancakes now houses Pepe's Tacos. The ceiling in the interior appears to be original. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Phoenix, AZ
former International House of Pancakes
Phoenix, AZ
The first former International House of Pancakes shown above has housed Don Jose Mexican Food since 1966. [map]

The second former International House of Pancakes shown above has houses Honey Bear's BBQ since 1998. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Dallas, TX
This former International House of Pancakes has housed a JJ Fish & Chicken since at least 2008. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Dallas, TX
former International House of Pancakes
Houston, TX
This former International House of Pancakes in Dallas has housed the Family Pancake House since at least 2008. [map]

This former International House of Pancakes in Houston has been housing Jackie's Kitchen since 2010. [map]

International House of Pancakes
Houston, TX
International House of Pancakes
College Station, TX
This International House of Pancakes in Houston may have been built in 1970. The modern signs on the building were added in 2016. [map]

This International House of Pancakes in College Station is still operating. [map]

International House of Pancakes
Tyler, TX
International House of Pancakes
Denton, TX
This International House of Pancakes in Tyler is one of two locations in town. This is the only one with the A-frame design. [map]

In 2017, it was announced that this International House of Pancakes in Denton would be purchased by UNT, the University of North Texas. However, this location was still open in 2018. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Lawton, OK
This former International House of Pancakes was still operating as an IHOP in 2013. By 2016, it was housing S&B's Burger Joint. [map]

former International
House of Pancakes [gone]
Eugene, OR
former International House of Pancakes
Baltimore, MD
International House of Pancakes
Santa Fe, NM
The former IHOP in Eugene housed Todd's Place since 2007. In 2015, the restaurant moved to Springfield, OR and this building was demolished.

This former IHOP in Baltimore now houses an Enterprise Rent-A-Car office. [map]

This IHOP in Santa Fe is a modern building, reflecting the local style. As far as I know, this is a unique building for IHOP. Does anyone know of other unusual IHOPs? [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Los Angeles, CA
This former IHOP in Los Angeles has housed the A-Frame restaurant since 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Beverly Hills, CA
former International House of Pancakes
Oakland, CA
This former IHOP in Beverly Hills was undergoing renovations when this photo was taken in 2016. It now houses the House of Cravings. The building had been vacant since 2007 when it last housed Ariake Sushi. [map]

This former IHOP in Oakland has housed the New Day Pre School & Learning Center since at least 2011. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Hayward, CA
former International House of Pancakes
San Francisco, CA
This IHOP building and sign in Hayward have been updated a bit. [map]

This former IHOP in San Francisco was built in 1968 and closed in 2018. The property is surrounded by chain link fencing. I don't know if the building will be demolished or repurposed. [map]

former International House of Pancakes
Sacramento, CA
former International House of Pancakes
Spokane Valley, WA
This International House of Pancakes was built in 1963. It closed around 2008. It briefly housed J.R.'s Texas Bar-B-Que and then Chewy's restaurant. Since 2016, the building has housed Taqueria Garibaldi. [map]

This International House of Pancakes was housing Globe Motors in 2007. The building was vacant in 2012. Since 2013, it has housed the Hopped Up Brewing Company. This photo is from 2016. [map]

International House of Pancakes
Sacramento, CA
This building was never an A-frame but I'll include it here with the other IHOPs. This building was built as an Eppie's Coffee Shop. It was designed by Armet & Davis and built in 1964. The restaurant closed in 2004. The building remained vacant until 2010 when IHOP opened. The sign was adapted. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More IHOP A-Frame Buildings:
Fresno, CA
Denver, CO
Littleton, CO
Lake Wales, FL
Miami, FL
Miami Beach, FL
Orlando, FL
Pinellas Park, FL
Pompano Beach, FL
St. Pete Beach, FL
St. Petersburg, FL
South Pasadena, FL
Tampa, FL
Tampa, FL
Albany, GA
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Clayton, MO
Nashua, NH
Little Falls, NJ
Oklahoma City, OK
Spokane, WA
Cudahy, WI

There are still lots of these buildings out there. If you know of others, please let me know.

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