Pancake Bowl: All you can eat pancakes

Much to the delight of football fans nationwide, it’s Bowl season again, and this year local IHOP® restaurants are getting in the game and adding a little pancake pandemonium to the football frenzy. Beginning today and continuing through January 26, participating IHOP restaurants in the Knoxville, TN area are challenging guests to get off the sidelines and get in the game, with a chance to participate in a Bowl of their own: The Pancake Bowl.

With the return of “All You Can Eat Pancakes” at IHOP restaurants nationwide, participating IHOP restaurants are inviting pancake lovers to join in a good old-fashioned pancake eating contest, and giving them a chance to win a spot in their inaugural Pancake Bowl on February 1.

Guests can enter the competition at their local participating IHOP restaurants by ordering “All You Can Eat Pancakes” and enjoying as many buttermilk pancakes as they can to earn a spot on the leader board. The leader board will be updated daily and at the end of the competition, the top-scoring pancake eater at each restaurant will receive bragging rights--and free pancakes for one year! (defined as one free full stack (4) of any same-flavored pancakes from the IHOP menu per week for one year).

On February 1, the top 10 pancake eaters in the Knoxville, TN area will compete in the Pancake Bowl and the winner will receive a $500 IHOP gift card.

“All You Can Eat Pancakes” are available nationwide from January 2 through February 9, 2014. The pancakes can be ordered as part of IHOP restaurant’s delicious combos featuring eggs any style, crispy hash browns, and a choice of pork sausage links, crisp bacon or ham — all with a plate of two delicious signature buttermilk pancakes, or they can be ordered as a stack of five buttermilk pancakes as a main course. But either way, when those pancakes are gone, guests can get an additional serving of two pancakes. And they’ll keep on coming as long as the guest can keep eating them!

For over 55 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 September, 2013, there were 1,602 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 Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. 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. (NYSE: DIN). For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit Follow IHOP on Facebook and Twitter.

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