if you look at the location of all the newest ihops youd see theyre all strategically placed in a location out of the neighborhoods so as its not easy to rush the kids to ihop and then to school. ihop isn't the only place that doesn't want kids eating there.
most of eating joints that serve breakfast at a small price or 3.99 all you can eat pankakes, most of them pick a spot hard to easily reach in fast mode in morning rush hours. ihop doesn't pay to be open either they are paid to be there and even the labor is paid. the city council decides these types of shams. we went to the one in Portland and the tea was watered down and iced to where it was like tasty water.
they tend to save on napkins also. they only give you one napkin each.
also notice no meal come with toast, you have to order it for 2.99. which makes a loaf of bread worth 72 dollars.