Iconic restaurant in North Carolina to close on Saturday

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The International House of Pancakes at 1313 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh (Google Maps)

The International House of Pancakes at 1313 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh (Google Maps)

RALEIGH, N.C. – An iconic restaurant in North Carolina will close on Saturday, according to the News & Observer.

The paper reported that the International House of Pancakes at 1313 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh is slated to close on April 9.

This IHOP location is not just any IHOP. It’s been open since 1968 and is one of the few remaining IHOPs with a blue, triangular roof and an orange-trimmed “International House of Pancakes” sign.

“I love breakfast. I could eat breakfast all day long,” customer Janice Hocutt told the paper. “I’m sorry to see this place go.”

A new, bigger IHOP is expected to open on April 10 in Raleigh. The 24-hour restaurant was founded in 1958 and currently has more than 1,600 locations in the country.