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IHOP’s Never Ending Coffee Carafe

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International House of Pancakes began catering to America’s breakfast eaters in 1958 when founders Al and Jerry Lapin together with Albert and Trudy Kallis opened the inaugural location in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake, Calif. Two years later IHOP embraced the franchise model and began expanding around the country — in many cases with the iconic A-frame architecture. While the early IHOPs featured different varieties of pancakes and other breakfast items, the chain later expanded its menu to include lunch and dinner items. Today, the Glendale, Calif.-based chain has more than 1,500 locations. Shown here, an original IHOP “never-ending” coffee carafe from the 1960s.