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IHOP Spokesman: State College 'High on Our List'

by on January 31, 2013 11:52 PM

It’s looking like a new breakfast spot is coming to the State College area.

Get ready. It’s pancakes vs. waffles.

Though no official confirmation has come from IHOP headquarters or Trombley Real Estate, which is handling the deal, an IHOP rep did have this to say when contacted about a sign that closely resembles the IHOP logo.

“We are always interested in researching new locations and State College is indeed high on our list,” said Craig Hoffman, senior manager of communications for IHOP.

The sign hung outside the old Perkins Restaurant, 1661 S. Atherton St.

The addition of an IHOP would add another breakfast option to the area and could challenge the market for clientele. The locally owned Waffle Shop franchise, located on North Atherton Street and West College Avenue as well as Denny’s and State College Diner, which sits adjacent to the South Atherton Street property, are other popular breakfast spots.

Waffle Shop Owner John Dimakopoulos and realtor Mick Trombley could not be reached for comment.

Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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