Kids Eat Free At IHOP As Restaurant Chain Partners With No Kid Hungry For Fundraiser

Kids are smiling and with good reason as IHOP has announced a kids eat free deal running from August 1 until September 25. The kids eat free deal is to help parents save on their back-to-school budget while encouraging families to spend quality time with their children. Kids under the age of 12-years-old can eat free when their parents purchase an adult entrée. The IHOP kids eat free deal is getting a lot of buzz on social media networks, and parents are sharing excitement about the free offer. The offer is good between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. and runs every day. Check with your local IHOP to ensure restaurant participation.

IHOP is widely known for their full breakfast menus. Many IHOP restaurants are open 24-hours a day, but they are independent franchises, so opening and closing times may vary. All IHOPs are required to be open from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight Friday and Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Check with your local IHOP for specific times, but most people find their IHOPs are open 24/7.

IHOP released a statement regarding their kids eat free deals and specified what menu items qualify for the free kids entrée. The following is an explanation from the release regarding the menu items kids can get for free.

“The Kids Eat Free deal includes dishes from the “Made for Fun” kid’s menu, featuring favorites like the Silver 5, five of IHOP’s silver dollar-sized world-famous Buttermilk Pancakes served with a scrambled egg and hickory-smoked bacon, and Jr. Chicken and Waffles, with two all-white meat chicken strips paired with two Belgian waffle quarters and served with whipped butter and choice of dipping sauce. The latest kid’s menu innovation from IHOP is sure to be a crowd pleaser too: new Cheesy Cheese Pizza starts with an “only-at-IHOP” Criss-Croissant® crust and is topped with tangy marinara sauce and melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses.”

Here is an example of the IHOP Silver 5. Keep in mind that each restaurant might have slight variations due to being independent franchises.

Kirk Thompson, senior vice president of marketing for IHOP, issued a statement in the release regarding kids eat free.

“We know family members are looking to soak up the final days of summer with each other, and what better way to do that than over dinner? IHOP restaurants and our franchisees invite guests to enjoy quality time together as a family while relishing the made-to-order breakfast foods, beverages and more they crave and can only find at IHOP ― now at an even better value with our Kids Eat Free offer.”

While the kids eat free deal is attracting a lot of attention and putting smiles on kids’ faces, adults also show plenty of enthusiasm when eating at IHOP.

In addition to giving out free kids meals with an accompanying adult entrée, IHOP also announced they’re partnering with No Kid Hungry for a two-month campaign. The partnership runs from August 1 through September 25 and encourages customers to donate to No Kid Hungry when paying their checks or even by making a donation through the official IHOP website. IHOP also announced a fundraiser that will take place on August 23 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Customers can order a short stack of IHOPs beloved buttermilk pancakes for only $1. IHOP pledges to donate all the proceeds from the sale to No Kid Hungry. IHOP has a long history of charitable fundraising, donations, and partnership with No Kid Hungry.

What do you think about the IHOP kids eat free deal and partnership with No Kids Hungry? Will you take your children to eat at IHOP between August 1 and September 25? Do you think a deal like this will help with your back-to-school budget?

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