Wednesday, June 24, 2015

IHop brings the taste of summer to your table

Three Refreshingly Fruity Pancake Varieties: Blueberry Lemonade, Banana Pudding with Nilla® wafers, and Blackberry Peach Cobbler Give You Another Reason to Smile!
IHOP® restaurants are celebrating the taste of summer by offering three new pancakes, inspired by the flavors of the season!
·         NEW Blueberry Lemonade: Blueberry pancakes topped with lemonade cream and fresh blueberries.

·         NEW Banana Pudding: Buttermilk pancakes topped with silky banana pudding, sliced fresh bananas, whipped topping, powdered sugar and Nilla® wafers.

·         NEW Blackberry Peach Cobbler: Buttermilk pancakes topped with juicy blackberries, sweet peaches, crunchy honey oat pecan crumbles and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Guests can enjoy their choice of these summer special pancakes either as a short  stack at participating restaurants or everywhere as part of a combination plate, with two eggs, any way they like them, and their choice of crispy bacon, pork sausage links or grilled ham slices, along with IHOP restaurants' signature golden hash browns.
The announcement of these new smile-inducing pancakes coincides with the launch of the new IHOP logo, which now, fittingly, features a smile.
“This year’s Summer Stacks feature fresh, seasonal flavors, but also celebrate an important part of our heritage,” said Kirk Thompson, Vice President, Marketing, International House of Pancakes, LLC. “They’re the perfect complement to our new logo, which also celebrates our 57 year IHOP heritage and promise to keep guests smiling.”
Also, guests can beat the summer heat with the return of two flavors of IHOP restaurants’ most popular Fruit Lemonade Splashers: Watermelon Lemonade and Blueberry Lemonade.
Summer Stacks are available at participating IHOP restaurants for a limited time through July 26.
For over 56 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories. Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast®,” IHOP® restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of March 31, 2015, there were 1,650 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc.

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My Thoughts

My family loved IHop! Its a frequent place we eat, especially when kids get to eat free on weeknights in our area. We were very excited to get to try the new pancakes for the summer.

The new pancakes are:

Blueberry Lemonade

Banana Pudding

Blackberry Peach Cobbler

We tried Blueberry Lemonade and Banana Pudding.

The blueberry lemonade was very tasty. The pancakes have blueberries in them as well and a thick lemon creme on the top. I really liked this combo put together, but I will admit, when I got near the end of eating my pancakes, I pushed the lemon creme off, as I had gotten tired of the rich flavor. But as you can see in my photo, the cook who prepared mine put a lot of lemon creme on. The next time I would request them to go a little lighter when adding it.

We also got the banana pudding pancakes.

This one was really good. My daughter got this for herself, but I stole more then a few bites for review purposes, of course. I think I liked these the best, and the waitress even said this item has been very popular. While it was sweet, it wasn't overly done where I would feel a sugar high after finishing it. There is a light banana creme under the bananas and vanilla wafers.

And the last type of pancake is the blackberry peach cobbler. We didn't try this one, but here is a photo of what it looks like.

We enjoyed our dinner at IHop and I wanted to mention since we dine there a lot, that we did notice a new menu, with several new items on it. As well as a spruced up kids menu. If you're in the mood for some pancakes, give one of these summer stacks a try before they are gone.