True story: All the pancake-only griddles at IHOP are set to exactly 350 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure the perfect pancake every time, reports Restaurant Business. IHOP actually keeps all of its griddles set to this magic temperature, and it develops all its new recipes to be cooked at 350 degrees. Since all of IHOP’s food items are cooked to order, this helps with the efficiency of the kitchen.
If you don’t have the type of high-tech stovetop that can set to an exact temperature, Delish explains that 350 degrees lies in the sweet spot of medium to medium-high heat. IHOP’s consistency is a huge part of its success, and since the same temperature is used throughout, picture-perfect pancakes appear in every order, ready for you to smother them in maple syrup. So the next time you stop by IHOP for breakfast, dinner, or breakfast for dinner, know that your food is being cooked fresh just for you.