Today, more than six thousand pancake lovers from around the globe gathered in Monument Circle in Indianapolis, Indiana for a pancake fundraiser hosted by IHOP Restaurants and Kiwanis International. Thousands of Kiwanis volunteers, in town for their annual convention, and members of general public enjoyed free IHOP pancakes and coffee. Two dozen IHOP cooks prepared the pancakes made from more than 240 gallons IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancake batter, which were accompanied by 189 gallons of maple syrup, 94 pounds of butter and 625 gallons of coffee.
The celebratory event raised funds through voluntary donations to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus through the Eliminate Project. It was the first in a series of events planned by IHOP Restaurants as part of its “Summer of Smiles” campaign that celebrates individuals and organizations which have devoted countless hours to making others smile through their philanthropy. The celebration coincides with the family-friendly brand’s launch of a new ‘smiling’ logo and its 57th Anniversary.
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In celebration of its 58th anniversary, IHOP® Restaurants and its franchisees will offer guests a short stack of its world-famous Original Buttermilk Pancakes for only 58 cents on July 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating restaurants*. The promotional anniversary price is actually four cents less than what the pancakes cost in 1958 when brothers Al and Jerry Lapin and partners opened the first International House of Pancakes in Toluca Lake, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles.
Known for culinary innovation, the traditions that began with the original IHOP Restaurant continue today as the brand and its franchisees welcome in guests, their families and their friends to enjoy signature breakfast foods and more, customizable by order and available any time of the day, every day. Today, the undisputed breakfast leader celebrates almost six decades of being a part of communities around the world, with close to 1,700 restaurants in total and a presence in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and many other global locations.
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For nearly 57 years, IHOP® restaurants have helped millions of guests each week start their day with a smile. Today, with the launch of a new logo that prominently features just that, the brand will bring those smiles to life. And, to further demonstrate the IHOP commitment to smiles, the launch of the new logo will be celebrated with a series of “Summer of Smiles” activities devoted to those who, through service and other programs, help people smile.
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