GLENDALE, CA, Dec 19, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be open Christmas Day* to the delight of thousands counting on their local IHOP to serve up their favorites. As one of the most Googled terms on Christmas Day(1), IHOP has clearly become a tradition among guests who wish to take a break from the flurry of holiday activities and let someone else handle the cooking.
"We are honored that so many guests have made visiting IHOP with family and friends part of their Christmas Day tradition," said Natalia Franco, senior vice president, marketing for IHOP. "Each year, we look forward to opening our doors and inviting guests to slow down and enjoy the season."
For last-minute shoppers, IHOP delivers delicious inspiration by offering free $5 bonus coupons toward a future visit with the in-restaurant purchase of every $25 gift card through January 2. Coupons are valid at participating locations until January 31, 2012.
The vast majority of IHOP locations nationwide will be open; however, hours will vary so that team members can enjoy their own holiday time with friends and family. To make sure the IHOP near you is open Christmas Day and to check hours, visit www.ihop.com.
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*Participating restaurants only.
For 53 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served its world famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items that are loved by people of all ages. IHOP offers its guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of September 30, 2011, there were 1,532 IHOPs in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME(TM) consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).