Here's How You Can Eat Inside IHOP's New Tiny House

Tiny IHOP
credit: IHOP

Love tiny houses and pancakes? You'll love IHOP's newest promotion.

Over the past year or so, IHOP (that's the International House of Pancakes, to be clear) has been pulling a few different stunts — from rebranding temporarily to IHOb (ummm ... ) to celebrate its new line of burgers, to launching its very own beer called IHOPS. Now the breakfast mainstay is back with its latest … a miniature IHOP. All you need to visit is a reservation.

This week, IHOP announced the opening of the world's tiniest IHOP restaurant, a miniature version of its regular restaurants. The stunt is a collaboration between IHOP and A&E's show Tiny House Nation and is just as cute as you'd imagine. It's the first-ever restaurant project by the show's hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin.

tiny pancakes on a wooden table with orange juice and a mug
credit: IHOP

The tiny IHOP is a mere 170 square feet and, much like we do in our small apartments, makes great use of the space for storage, like the secret compartment for maple syrup and other supplies tucked under the table.

Want a reservation? All you have to do is be part of MyHOP, the chain's email club program. If you register by Oct. 20, you will get you an email prompting you to make a reservation through Yelp from Dec. 12 to 15. The reservations are, of course, confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Best of all, the meal is completely free. The restaurant will offer three seatings of six people.

The mini IHOP is located in Los Angeles, but don't worry — IHOP has your back if you're not in the area. The company is running a contest to bring one lucky winner (and their guest) on a three-day, two-night trip to Los Angeles to visit it. Mark your calendar: The sweepstakes open October 24. The dinner series starts December 12 and goes through December 15.


Laura Ratliff

Laura Ratliff

Laura is a New York City-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and design. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She's a sucker for a good curbside furniture find.