IHOP celebrates 56th birthday with 56-cent pancakes (July 8)

PHOENIX - In 1958, a loaf of bread cost 19 cents, Elvis Presley began his military career and IHOP opened its very first blue roof restaurant.

On July 8, customers can travel back in time to celebrate the International House of Pancakes’ 56th birthday, and score a deal.

Participating IHOP restaurants will be offering a short stack of its classic buttermilk pancakes for 56 cents from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. to all dine-in guests, the company announced.

IHOP first opened its doors in 1958, and an order of the buttermilk pancakes cost just 60 cents. Those pancakes are still the most popular item on the menu, according to the restaurant chain. Annually, they sell more than 700 million pancakes.

Al and Jerry Lapin opened the very first IHOP, equipped with a blue roof, in Toluca Lake, Calif.

For its 56 birthday, IHOP restaurants will also be themed in a 50s style and offer variations of the buttermilk pancakes including raspberry peach, blueberry cannoli and strawberry banana cream pie.

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