Sunday, January 31, 2016
Everyone knows that quality counts more than quantity... but sometimes it's nice to have both. Happily, that's exactly what IHOP is offering with their "All You Can Eat Pancakes" event, which runs till February 14 at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.
"All You Can Eat Pancakes" is a pancake lover's dream! You can start with a plate of five pancakes for $5.99, or a breakfast combo with eggs, hash browns and breakfast meats like sausage, bacon, or ham plus a plate of four pancakes, starting at $8.99 (by the way, that's even cheaper than the regular breakfast combo -- without the unlimited pancakes!). Once you finish your plate of pancakes, just ask a server for more and they will fork over another plate of fluffy, buttermilk-y goodness! I like that they serve the pancakes two by two, so customers can truly order all they can eat, but there's less waste (plus you get to eat the pancakes while they're hot!).
We've been taking advantage of IHOP's "All You Can Eat Pancakes" every year since we first heard about it. This year, they've introduced something new: for $1.99, you can order a small bowl of fruit toppings to go with your pancakes! You can choose from strawberry, blueberry, peach, or apple cinnamon. We tried all 4, and every one in the family has a different favorite, so we're pretty sure there's no way you can make a bad choice.
We're not exactly delicate eaters, but we could only manage to finish 12 plates (24 pancakes) between the five of us. Then again, the boys aren't teenagers yet, so in future years I fully expect to see a lot more empty pancake plates stacked up on our table! If you think you can polish off a few more pancakes than we did, IHOP is running a friendly competition called the Empty Plate Stack Challenge. Don't worry, you don't have to take the challenge up on your own -- take a group of friends to your local IHOP restaurant, see how many plates of All You Can Eat Pancakes you can conquer together, then upload a team photo of your empty plate stacks to Instagram. Tag them with #Panuary and #Entry along with your team name and number of pancakes eaten!
Sounds good? Getting hungry? Go to IHOP and get ready, set, eat!!
Disclosure: I received a gift card from IHOP which partially subsidized the cost of my family's recent visit to try out the All You Can Eat Pancakes promotion. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.