IHOP Express goes self-service at new San Diego location

Goodbye waitresses, hello Wi-Fi.

IHOP, the chain known for coffee-pouring waitresses and high stacks of pancakes, on Thursday will open an IHOP Express in a tourist-heavy San Diego location where you buy your meal at the counter and pour your own refills, and the waitresses are replaced by runners.

The location — its first express unit that's not on a college campus or military base — will have free Wi-Fi, offer a menu with some quicker and healthier foods and, in most cases, have you out the door in about half the time of a conventional IHOP. Read More

Posted on November 18, 2011 and filed under Fast Casual.