Christmas 2016: IHOP Open on Christmas Day

Almost as Good as Free Pancakes: IHOP Offering All-You-Can-Eat Deal All Month Long
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If you’re feeling some pancakes this Christmas 2016, then there’s no other place than IHOP to satisfy your craving. Even if you don’t fancy flapjacks this Christmas, you may still want to search “IHOP near me” because the restaurant chain serves up some pretty tasty non-breakfast meals too—but c’mon, why would you really want anything else?

So if you are forgoing traditional Christmas food, or would prefer someone else’s cooking and serving, then below you will find the operating hours of IHOP on Christmas Day.

IHOP Holiday Hours

Some IHOP locations are open 24 hours, but because of Christmas, operating hours may be limited. To be safe, you will want to call your local IHOP ahead of time to see when they are open and possibly make a reservation.

Believe it or not, there is a growing trend of people visiting IHOP for the holidays. President of IHOP, Jean Birch, said, “Christmas Day is a special day for families celebrating together, and we welcome them to be merry with us. In recent years, IHOP has been one of the most Googled terms on Christmas Day, most likely from the family chef who may need a break! However you celebrate the holiday season, your IHOP family hopes to serve you.”

Due to majority of IHOP locations being franchises, hours of operation can vary. Therefore, checking in with your local franchise ahead of time will save you a trip to a closed restaurant. Overall, though, the majority of IHOP locations are open Christmas Day.

IHOP isn’t just a great place to grab a meal this holiday season. It is also a great gift idea, too. This holiday season when you purchase a $25 gift certificate for IHOP you will receive a $5 one to use on yourself at a later day.

IHOP is a great dining restaurant as their prices are affordable and they serve up a large variety of food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – for all ages, too. There are over 1,500 IHOP locations across the U.S., so finding one near you will be quite easy.

Whether you’re looking for a hot meal, or need a last-minute gift idea, finding your nearest IHOP can help you with your last-minute holiday needs.


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