DineEquity owns IHOP, which is an American-based chain of restaurant that specializes in food for breakfast. However, majority of the restaurants under the chain runs under independent franchises. It mainly prepares breakfast food including French toast, pancakes and even omelettes. The restaurant chain also has provision for dinner and lunch menu. Their first ever franchise was established in Dubai, in 2012. Other than this, it has around one thousand and five hundred stores across America. It came into business holding the hands of Jerry Lapin, Albert Kallis and Al Lapin, in 1958. Contribution of William Kaye and Sherwood Rosenberg is also worthy of mention in this regard. Initially, the restaurant was inaugurated in California.