Green Pancakes and Ham?


(IHOP)

Well, not quite, but IHOP is rolling out new Dr. Seuss inspired menu items with the tagline, “Whether you’re a Grinch or a Who, we’ve got tasty treats for you.” They are partnering with The Grinch, a new animated movie coming out on November 9. It’s a modern twist on the live-action Jim Carrey version as well as the original, How the Grinch Stole Christmas from 1966. In this promotion, IHOP also used a play on words, saying that it will grow your appetite three times, just like the Grinch’s heart growing. These limited edition menu items include a lot of green and mini red candy hearts. Since they’re the International House of Pancakes, it makes sense that they would have green pancakes for this special. They’re called the Grinch’s Green Pancakes and are topped with cream cheese icing, red candy hearts, and green whipped cream. Next, they rolled out a drink that would have anybody in Whoville’s mouthwatering: Minty Who-Hot Chocolate. Although the hot chocolate itself isn’t green, it has mint syrup in it and is also topped with green whipped cream and candy hearts. If you don’t have a sweet tooth and you enjoy a heartier breakfast (although it’s the only one without the candy hearts) they also introduced the Who-Roast Beast Omelet. It’s filled with hash browns, shredded beef, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese, and a jalapeno-onion blend. It’s topped with cheese, spicy barbeque sauce, as well as a Serrano pepper. They also included two things on the kid’s menu for the Little Whos, one meal and one drink. They added a smaller version of the same hot chocolate, and a Mt. Crumpet Kids Combo. Although it sounds like it could be a mountain of pancakes, it’s just one green pancake with the same toppings, but also comes with one scrambled egg, a link of sausage, and a strip of bacon. They also brought back the deal that lets kids under 12 eat free from 4-10pm, so bring the kiddos along and get in the holiday spirit!

-EC