Long before McDonald's touted the breakfast-all-day card in the fall of 2015, one restaurant was already serving up hot flapjacks and bacon into the wee hours of the morning.
Since 1958, the International House of Pancakes has appointed itself as the central hub for diners to connect over the best meal of the day, breakfast. To celebrate the 60th year in business, IHOP is offering a special deal: all-you-can-eat pancakes for just $4 at the chain's restaurants nationwide! So do as the pancake house says: "Come hungry, leave happy."
From Jan. 2 through Feb. 11, you can get unlimited additional short stacks of two buttermilk pancakes. Guests can begin their breakfast feast with five buttermilk pancakes or a short stack of two pancakes. The idea behind these two options focuses on the end game: Just how hungry were you when you walked in? Either way, you'll need to pace yourself. The short stack combo, which comes with eggs and hash browns, along with your choice of sausage, ham or bacon, at such an unbeatable price is enticing, if not, coma-inducing.
Immediately following the all-you-can-eat deal is the breakfast chain's "Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes" campaign, a 30-second spot promoting the bottomless pancake deal. The video, below, opens on two airline pilots exchanging technical airplane jargon in "pancake speak." As you'll see, a $3.99 all-you-can-eat deal didn't stop these pilots from flying to the nearest IHOP. If there's one thing we can rely on to equalize us all ... it's a good deal.
And if you're a sucker for a good deal and know how to time things right, you might be able to dine out for an entire day using the most bang-for-your-buck deals available at various restaurants during the month of January.
Applebee's launched a similar unbeatable all-you-can-eat-deal on its classic riblets and chicken tenders. For $12.99, customers can get endless riblets and chicken tenders with a side of equally endless fries. Plus $2 Blue Moon 10-ounce drafts are also available through Jan. 31.