While most of the country was preparing for Sunday’s big game, the hungriest pancake eaters in Chattanooga got in on the Bowl season action by competing in IHOP restaurants inaugural Pancake Bowl. A few qualified for the competition at their local participating IHOP restaurants in the Chattanooga area by ordering “All You Can Eat Pancakes” and enjoying as many buttermilk pancakes as they could to earn a spot on the local leader board. The guests with the 10 largest totals as of Jan. 26 were invited to come out on Saturday to compete head to head for a $500 IHOP gift card and the title of Pancake Bowl Champion.
For the first time Chattanooga area IHOP restaurants named Mohamed Helmi as the Pancake Bowl Champion, who ate 21 pancakes in 20 minutes.
In addition to the $500 IHOP gift card awarded to the winner of the Pancake Bowl, the top-scoring pancake eater at each participating restaurant received free pancakes for one year, (defined as one free full stack (four) of any same-flavored pancakes from the IHOP menu per week for one year).
“All You Can Eat Pancakes” are available nationwide through Feb. 9. The pancakes can be ordered as part of IHOP restaurant’s combos featuring eggs any style, hash browns, and a choice of pork sausage links, bacon or ham — all with a plate of two signature buttermilk pancakes, or they can be ordered as a stack of five buttermilk pancakes as a main course. But either way, when those pancakes are gone, guests can get an additional serving of two pancakes. And they’ll keep on coming as long as the guest can keep eating them.