Since 1948, the Walker family name has become synonymous with quality family dining. The family has since perfected its reputation for outstanding gourmet pancakes and breakfasts. Our story begins when Victor and Everett Walker began opening snack shops in Evanston, IL. In 1960, they opened Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Wilmette, IL. In 1981, Ray Walker and Richard Walker Sr., sons of Victor, opened Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Glenview, IL. In 1989, Richard Walker Sr. ventured out on his own and opened Richard Walker’s Pancake House in Schaumburg, IL. In 1996, Richard Sr. opened a second location in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2006, Richard Sr. relocated to San Diego and opened the third location in downtown San Diego, CA. In 2014, Richard Walker Jr. joined the family business and opened the fourth Richard Walker’s Pancake House in La Jolla, CA. In 2019, Richard Jr. opened the fifth Richard Walker’s Pancake House in Carlsbad, CA. Richard Walker’s Pancake House has been, and always will be, a 100% family owned, family funded, and family operated business. Period.
What’s Up With the Rabbit?
In numerous cultures throughout the world, the rabbit symbolically indicates comfort, abundance and family. Richard Walker’s Pancake House has chosen the symbol of the Rabbit to communicate our warmest gesture of “Welcome Home.” We hope that any time you see the Richard Walker’s Rabbit you find the symbol as comforting as we do.
Why is Richard Walker’s Coffee so darn good?
We start with the finest blend of whole-bean Prime Roasted Coffee sourced from Central America. The beans are roasted and delivered to our operations only. Then, each pot is ground fresh - one pot at a time. We filter our water to maximum purity and then slowly drip the water through the freshly ground beans. What’s left is rich, full-bodied, deeply flavored coffee. As Victor Walker Sr. would say, “It’s only a matter of a minute from the whole bean to a cup of the best coffee you have ever tasted.” Often imitated, never duplicated.