Monday, February 4, 2013
Taking advantage of the celebration today? Let us know!
It's a good day for pancake lovers. IHOP today is celebrating the annual acknowledgment of National Pancake Day, and anyone interesting in taking part can savor the sweetness of free flapjacks. Customers who visit IHOP until 10 p.m. today, Feb. 5, can enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes in exchange for leaving a donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or another local charity. The day began in 2006, and since then IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support various charities in the communities in which it operates. Last year, IHOP raised more than $3 million for the various charities, according to ABC News. What's more, National Pancake Day in 2012 was the single largest one-day event in IHOP’s 54-year …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Center for Science in the Public Interest issued a detailed examination of extreme eating in chain restaurants.
Thursday, January 24
Information courtesy of the Center for Science in the Public Interest A milkshake with a slice of apple pie blended right in. A 3,000-calorie plate of pasta. A breakfast that includes deep-fried steak and pancakes (and hash browns and eggs and gravy and syrup). Obesity rates may show signs of leveling off, but it looks like America’s major restaurant chains are doing everything possible to reverse the trend, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The group unveils the latest "winners" of its Xtreme Eating Awards in the current issue of its Nutrition Action Healthletter. "It's as if IHOP, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's Little Italy, and other major restaurant chains are scientifically engineering these …