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Plan a “Staycation” with IHOP’s new Hawaiian Pancakes *Giveaway*

August 3, 2009 by Tanya
Filed under *Contests, Product Reviews


ihop3I travel quite a bit, but coming up, we will be looking for more alternatives to staying home and making the most of what we have locally. Who says you have to go out of town, out of state or out of the country for unique and yummy food? You can stay nearby, visit your local IHOP and have a “Staycation” and enjoy the savings of all the cash you will save by not traveling so far away with your family.

With the high price of travel, everyone is looking for fun and affordable alternatives. IHOP wants to do their part to help by bringing a taste of the Hawaiian islands closer to home. IHOP is announcing the launch of their new line of Hawaiian Pancakes just in time for summer. Customers will be able to choose from three new island inspired flavors including, Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes and Strawberry Passion Fruit Pancakes. Let me know and I can provide you with additional details/materials. I have attached a press release below explaining how people can get ready to enjoy their “Pancation” at IHOP.


It’s no surprise that many families are having to skip out on destination vacations and settle for a more cost effective “staycation”. Now is your chance to make past “staycation” memories pay your way to the Hawaiian Islands. This summer, IHOP invites guests to tell their best ‘staycation stories’ of memories of time spent close to home for the chance to win a vacation trip for two to Honolulu, Hawaii. Between July 13 and August 14, guests can submit their stories in 250 words or less at Five finalists will be selected and the public will be invited to vote on the winning story.

Save on the expensive plane trip and hotel fares this summer and instead enjoy the ultimate indulgent “staycation” at IHOP! I-HOP (island hop, that is!) takes on a tropical feel this summer as guests are invited to take a ‘pancation’ with three mouthwatering new Hawaiian Pancakes. Grab a Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt and head to your neighborhood IHOP to experience an island vacation without leaving town.

“To say ‘mahalo’ (thank you) to our guests we have transformed IHOP into the ultimate summer ‘pancation’ that provides an escape from the everyday and transports guests to the relaxing beaches and sea breezes of Hawaii,” said Carolyn O’Keefe, IHOP’s senior vice president, marketing. “IHOP guests are looking for value and a respite this summer, and we are bringing the islands to them with an unforgettable Hawaiian experience that brings together the best elements of any vacation – food, family and fun!”

IHOP’s island-inspired Hawaiian Pancake flavors include:

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes – flip for this delectable treat that includes pineapple pieces grilled inside two sweet golden pancakes, crowned with a rum-butter flavored glaze, creamy whipped topping and a Maraschino cherry.
* Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes – go nutty for this scrumptious delight of two sweet golden pancakes grilled with fresh sliced banana, drizzled with a rum-butter flavored glaze, and crowned with creamy whipped topping and toasted macadamia nuts.
* Strawberry Passion Fruit – savor this sweet indulgence of creamy cheesecake and passion fruit syrup layered between two sweet golden pancakes, topped with cool strawberries, creamy whipped topping and passion fruit syrup.

Available at participating locations, IHOP’s Hawaiian Pancakes start at $5.99 and are available a la carte or as part of a combination meal including eggs any style, crisp hash browns and a choice of crisp bacon, pork sausage links or ham. A tall glass of one of IHOP’s new Iced Coffee flavors is the perfect complement to the sweet tastes of Hawaii and a great way to cool off on a Hawaiian ‘pancation.’ Freshly-brewed and creamy sweet IHOP Iced Coffees are available in Mocha, Vanilla and Original.

Camping on the front lawn, endless days at the community pool, a movie night in… the best vacations don’t require a long trip! Now through August 14, submit your story in 250 words or less of time spent close to home for the chance to win a vacation trip for two to Honolulu, Hawaii. One grand prize winner will receive a ‘pancation’ trip for two to Honolulu, Hawaii, including airfare and hotel accommodations.

To enter the Staycation contest, visit


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