A Southern staple, Waffle House is so beloved that it has inspired more than one song, many of which can be found on the restaurants’ jukeboxes. It’s an essential pit stop on long road trips, and it’s even become a popular after-prom destination for many teens. In addition to their signature waffles, the chain offers hashbrowns with a variety of toppings, including mushrooms, gravy, and diced ham. Restaurants are open 24 hours, so any time you have a craving for an order of Papa Joe’s Pork Chops, they’ll be there for you.
Beloved by early birds and night owls alike, the International House of Pancakes has come a long way from its humble roots in Toluca Lake, California. Now diners from Saudi Arabia to Seattle can enjoy a variety of pancakes, like the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘n Fruity option featuring a variety of fruit toppings and whipped cream. They occasional offer all-you-can-eat specials, so keep an eye out if you’re in the mood to gorge yourself on stacks upon stacks of flapjacks. IHOP made a major splash a couple of weeks back when it flipped its name to IHOb in honor of its new Ultimate Steakburgers. How will this pay off? Only time will tell. This past quarter, IHOP, which has 1,791 units, reported 1 percent same-store sales growth, year-over-year, after comps fell 0.4 percent in Q4 versus the prior-year period.