Al Lapin

 

 

Age: 76

 

Summary: restauranteur and entrepreneur who founded the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) chain with his brother Jerry opening the first store in Toluca Lake, California in 1958 whose signature restaurants featured a blue roof and served unusual pancakes (e.g. chocolate chip) with pitchers of numerous syrup flavors and a "never empty" pot of coffee at each table.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: September 18, 1927

 

Died: June 23, 2004

 

Location: Los Angeles, California