WHAT: IHOP® Restaurants will celebrate the Grand Opening of its University Park location on January 29, with 10 percent of the day’s sales benefitting WVU Medicine Children’s from 7am – 10pm. The fun filled event will feature an official ribbon cutting ceremony, words from IHOP Franchisee Bob Sharp, WVU Medicine Children’s Vice President, IHOP’s President, as well as a representative from the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce. The event will conclude with a pancake eating competition showdown.
WHERE: 475 Oakland Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
WHY: The new IHOP location boasts the restaurant brand’s new contemporary design and is one of the first IHOP restaurants to also feature an IHOP Coffee Bar. It is located on the ground floor of the new contemporary mixed-use residence hall and apartment complex known as University Park and next to WVU Medicine Children’s which improves and saves the lives of children in the Morgantown area. IHOP restaurants nationwide have raised $20 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through its annual National Pancake Day celebration.
WHEN: FRIDAY, January 29, 2016
– West Virginia University President, E. Gordon Gee
– WVU Medicine Children’s Vice President, J. Philip Saul, M.D.
– IHOP President, Darren Rebelez
– IHOP Franchisees, Bob Sharp and Tommy Tsitouris
– Morgantown Chamber of Commerce Representatives
– West Virginia University Student Organizations
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC
For over 57 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of September 30, 2015, there were 1,667 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and the Philippines. 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).