IHOP Restaurants Monday announced the launch of the "IHOP for a Year" giveaway where one lucky, pancake-loving guest will nab the ultimate prize—daily breakfast for free at IHOP for a year. For a chance to win, guests simply need to download the IHOP Mobile App, which launched earlier this year, and track their progress in trying the newest line-up of globally-inspired pancakes by uploading a photo. The International Passport Challenge runs now through June 10, 2018 with $25 gift cards being given out weekly and one grand prize winner selected at random on or around June 14, 2018. Guests can find the official rules on IHOP.com.
The introduction of "International Pancakes" to the brand's Spring Menu is part of the brand's 60th anniversary celebration and a nod to its iconic name—The International House of Pancakes, which was shortened to "IHOP" in 1973. The International Pancake line-up highlights local flavors found around the world, with new flavors being introduced throughout 2018. The first three pancakes to be revealed include:
Mexican Tres Leches—Four world-famous Buttermilk Pancakes are transformed into "three milks" bread when they are layered and topped with creamy vanilla sauce, then topped with more vanilla sauce and a drizzle of Dulce de Leche caramel sauce
Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse—Four luscious chocolate pancakes take a trip to Belgium where they are filled with chocolate chips and layered with a creamy Belgian dark chocolate mousse, then topped with more mousse and chocolate chips
English Sticky Toffee—Four world famous Buttermilk Pancakes turn British when they are filled with crunchy English toffee and layered with salted toffee mousse, then topped with salted caramel sauce and even more crunchy English toffee
"For IHOP's milestone 60th year, we wanted to celebrate the diversity of flavors and culinary traditions from around the world, and put our own signature twist on them, doing what we do best—pancakges," says Chef Nevielle Panthaky, vice president of culinary at IHOP. "Our new International Pancake line-up champions regionally-driven tastes and iconic ingredients, like the luscious Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes with notes of sweet vanilla and caramel; the Rich Belgian Dark Chocolate Pancakes with layers of dark chocolate mousse and rich chocolate pieces; and the sweet, salty and crunchy English Sticky Toffee Pancakes. This line-up truly is all about Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes!"
Also added to the IHOP Spring Menu, which is in restaurants today, is the newly-created category IHOP Creations. Reflecting some of today's biggest food trends and delivering great tasting breakfast-inspired delicacies all day long, the new menu features IHOP Signature Pancake Sliders, two silver dollar sliders made with Original Buttermilk Pancakes and filled with a scrambled egg omelette (made with a splash of Buttermilk & wheat pancake batter), turkey sausage, hickory smoked bacon and American cheese all topped with sweet maple glaze. Additional IHOP Creations include the Ultimate Waffle Stack, Buttermilk Biscuit & Gravy, Homestyle Corned Beef Hash, Southwest Scramble, and the Create Your Own Melt.
For 60 years, IHOP has been bringing guests together with family and friends over made-to-order breakfast foods and more, from distinctive omelettes, to savory hickory-smoked bacon and of course, the brand's world-famous Original Buttermilk Pancakes—aserved all day, every day.
The Mexican Tres Leches, Belgian Dark Chocolate and English Sticky Toffee pancakes are available this spring at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide and can be enjoyed on their own or as part of a breakfast combo with a choice of eggs, bacon, ham, pork sausage links, hash browns and more. Guests can visit IHOP.com to find their nearest IHOP location and join the breakfast movement.
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