IHOP restaurants are inviting diners to eat as many pancakes as they can as part of its “Pancake Bowl” competition. (Am I the only one who pictures a taco salad shell-like bowl made out of pancakes when I hear that term? That’s not what this is. Though maybe someone should invent that and fill it with eggs and sausage.) Anyway, IHOP restaurants already offer all-you-can-eat pancakes for the next few weeks. Between now and Jan. 26, people who really like pancakes can compete to participate in the Feb. 1 Pancake Bowl.
To qualify, you first need to eat as many pancakes as you can at a local IHOP and earn a spot on the restaurant’s leader board. The top pancake eater at each restaurant wins free pancakes for a year. The top 10 pancake eaters in Fresno get to participate in the Pancake Bowl. The overall winner of the Feb. 1 pancake bowl that gets a $500 IHOP gift card.
Today is National Frozen Yogurt Day. Every day is some sort national food day, but I’m noting this one because you can get free frozen yogurt.
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the River Park Yogurtland, the froyo is free. You can fill the container as high as you want and get all the toppings you want too, the owner assures me.
The store has recently added Greek frozen yogurt — in a banana raspberry flavor — and now has two dairy-free sorbets — strawberry lemonade and grapefruit guava.
You can get more free food tomorrow too. IHOP restaurants are offering a free short stack of pancakes to each guest from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The restaurant is asking that for every free stack, customers make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network, which supports Children’s Hospital Central California.
The program raised $3 million nationwide last year and IHOP is hoping to raise that amount again this year.