Just catching up on my reading the other day and came across this bit in Walnut Creek Magazine
. It says that IHOP, or International House of Pancakes would be opening on North Main Street, near Beverages and More. This location would put it sort of the same ‘hood as a proposed new In-and-Out. This restaurant, which serves more than just pancakes, would also be joining a company that has 1,400 restaurants coast to coast, including ones in Concord and Martinez.
What I’m wondering is whether, once upon a time, Walnut Creek had an IHOP. I have this vague memory from when I was very young that downtown Walnut Creek had an IHOP. That is, an old-style IHOP in the iconic A-frame and with the blue roof. I also seem to think it was at or near where the current McDonald’s is on California Boulevard.
Any long-timers know what I’m talking about? Or, am I just dreaming of golden pancakes stacked with butter and topped with syrup, strawberries and whipped cream?