IHOP Threatens To Call The Police Because You Refuse To Show ID With Credit Card

IHOP Threatens To Call The Police Because You Refuse To Show ID With Credit Card

I went to IHOP(INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES) on March 30th with my wife to eat. After our meal I went to the counter to pay and presented my Visa as payment. I was asked for photo ID, and kindly declined. I was then told that they were not going to be able to accept my card without photo ID.

IHOP Agrees That Workers Shouldn't Scrub Ceiling Tiles Directly Over Your Food

IHOP Agrees That Workers Shouldn't Scrub Ceiling Tiles Directly Over Your Food

We get fewer gross food stories than you might imagine here at Consumerist, and this one made us cringe. Reader Richard saw a maintenance person scrubbing down some ceiling tiles while standing on a food prep counter… that was in use. Yeah. Ew.

National Pancake Day! Free Pancakes Today Only At IHOP

National Pancake Day! Free Pancakes Today Only At IHOP

Hey there hungry, broke people: A free short stack of pancakes can be yours today from 7am to 10pm at IHOP.

IHOP To Abandon Trans-Fats By Year End

IHOP To Abandon Trans-Fats By Year End

IHOP has announced that they will be going trans-fat free by the end of the year. The chain said they’ve found a replacement oil that tastes the same as the old heart-killing trans-fat oil.

IHOP Buys Applebee's for $2.2 Billion

IHOP Buys Applebee's for $2.2 Billion

The move comes as mid-priced sit-down restaurants are trying to pull themselves out of one of the industry’s worst slumps in several years. A second consecutive summer of high gasoline prices, coupled with declining home values, has eaten into the wallets of the middle-class customers on which Applebee’s built its dining empire.

IHOP is planning on selling all 500 company owned Applebee’s and other real estate in the hopes of cutting costs and to offset some of the debt they had to take on in order to purchase Applebee’s.

IHOP Diners Sprayed With Syrup, Tear Gas

IHOP Diners Sprayed With Syrup, Tear Gas

Starbucks Soon To Equal Coffee?

Starbucks Soon To Equal Coffee?

Over at Branding Post, we saw this quote about a grim dystopian future in which the word coffee no longer exists: when you pendulously breasted IHOP waitress emerges in a puff of brown cigarette smoke from the kitchens to demand your order, you won’t ask for a cup of coffee. You’ll ask for a Starbucks.

Bite-Size Kvetches & Kudos

Bite-Size Kvetches & Kudos

We received several complaints and consumer stories in the past few days that, while heartfelt, weren’t epic. Ergo, we put them all together into one package and post them after the jump.

IHOP Menu’s Money-Shot Maker

[via Adland]

Eating ‘Unpaid’ Pancakes Ends in Fatal IHOP Shooting

Eating ‘Unpaid’ Pancakes Ends in Fatal IHOP Shooting

Don’t dine and dash at IHOP unless you want the cops to drill a bullet through your skull in the parking lot, your blood splattering on the plaid flannel shirts of your drunk and high teenage friends and the interior of your SUV in suburban Virginia.