RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon’s first IHOP restaurant will hold its grand opening tomorrow, Tuesday.

Owners Sanjay and Neal Patel of Imperio Groups will be joined by local government officials and business leaders that will include state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (16th Legislative District); Hunterdon County Sheriff Frederick W. Brown; Flemington Council Vice President Brooke Liebowitz, Councilman Marc Hain, Councilman John Gorman, and Councilwoman Kim Tilly; and county Freeholder Deputy Director Suzanne Lagay.

Also participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be IHOP’s designated charity--Children’s Miracle Network--and one of its children, 6-year-old Tary, who was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia and spastic diplegia cerebral palsy shortly after birth.

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The 5,881-square-foot IHOP has been completely remodeled inside and out. It is located at the Hampton Inn on Royal Road, just off Church Street Extension here, in the former location of Perkin’s restaurant.

Tomorrow’s Grand Opening event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., with the ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at 6 p.m.

The first IHOP opened in 1958 as International House of Pancakes in the Los Angeles suburbs. Throughout its 58-year history, IHOP has celebrated more than 1,650 restaurant openings across the country and around the world. IHOP is truly the International House of Pancakes, with more than 70 locations in Bahrain, Canada, Dubai (UAE), Guatemala, Kuwait, Mexico, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

IHOP and TAPinto Flemington-Raritan are marketing partners.