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No more potato pancakes at IHOP!

Pate Feb 5, 2007 06:06 PM

OK, so I'm probably not their target customer because I haven't been to IHOP in about 3 or 4 years but...

I could rely on them for a potato pancake fix when I needed it. So last weekend hubby & I stop by and I don't see the international selections portion of the menu. I mention this to him and he says "they have to be there somewhere you just don't see them". I ask the waitress if they still have them and she says "no". I ask her when they were discontinued and she said "I don't know".

I'm bummed. Is nothing sacred? When did this happen and why wasn't I consulted?

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    kcchan RE: Pate Feb 5, 2007 06:15 PM

    Gosh, this must be really recent then. I was there about a month ago, and they still had potato pancakes on the menu...

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      Pate RE: kcchan Feb 5, 2007 06:19 PM

      I can't believe I missed scatching my potato pancake inch by a month. I must have bad karma.

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      kcchan RE: Pate Feb 5, 2007 07:08 PM

      It's just so odd, since they recently changed their menus (I think back in December), and I know they had potato pancakes after December. (I know this not because I go to IHOP a lot, but because fiance's brother works there.) So it doesn't seem like they would change their menus again so quickly... maybe it really was hidden somewhere on the menu and the waitress didn't know what she was talking about?

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        Pate RE: kcchan Feb 5, 2007 07:21 PM

        I did a Chowhound search under potato pancake + IHOP and this is what I came up with: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36142...

        I fear all is lost.

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          tuxedo RE: Pate Feb 6, 2007 12:09 PM

          Oh no say it ain't so - no potato pancakes at Ihop - Forget the ones at Perkins - they can't compare!

      2. marmite RE: Pate Feb 7, 2007 06:49 AM

        I was at a NY IHOP 3 weeks ago and they still had the potato pancakes. I remember because my cousin almost ordered them. I should be going again soon, I'll report back. :)

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          Heatherb RE: Pate Feb 7, 2007 07:28 AM

          Maybe it's a regional issue? Even though IHOP is a national chain, I wouldn't be surprised if they marketed certain products only in certain areas. Could be they customized their menus to fit different areas where certain products might be more popular than others. Doesn't the Chain Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken (McDonald's) do this?

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