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?