MANILA, Philippines – This Christmas, IHOP is putting its stamp on popular Filipino holiday classics with its special limited edition offers.
“Holidays are a big part of our campaigns,” said Archie Rodriquez, President and CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., which owns and operates IHOP in the Philippines. He added: “We are proud to celebrate this joyous season with our diners with a Filipino touch.”
IHOP is adding three Christmas specials for the holidays: the Bibingka Pancake, the Dulce de Leche Pancake, and the Malagos Chocolate. Rodriguez says, “We are very sure that these items bring back childhood memories of a more traditional way of celebrating with family and friends in every bite.”
These tasty treats combine IHOP’s classic recipes with Filipino flavors, giving holiday diners the best of both worlds.
We’re putting the IHOP delicious stamp on a Filipino holiday classic. Served with whole duck eggs, muscovado sugar, and garnished with shredded parmesan, cheddar cheese, and desiccated coconut. Topped with a scoop of butter and served on banana leaf.
Dulce de Leche Pancake
The holidays are sweeter with IHOP’s Dulce de Leche Pancake! Two buttermilk pancakes filled with fresh bananas, spread with dulce de leche, topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup, and crowned with whipped cream.
Malagos Hot Chocolate
Every cup is made with all-natural, single origin beans grown and harvested by Davao’s amazing farmers and cheerfully prepared at IHOP’s kitchen.
New mouthwatering burgers and desserts
Aside from the seasonal Christmas menu, the restaurant recently added a collection of mouthwatering burgers and desserts to make the IHOP dining experience even more delicious.
All burgers come with IHOP’s own secret sauce along with a choice of seasoned fries or onion rings, while the desserts are made with ingredients to satisfy sweet cravings.
Western Hash Brown Burger
Unleash your inner cowboy with this bad boy made of hash browns, American cheese, tomatoes, and bacon.
Philly Cheese Steak Burger
Taste the classic Southern burger with provolone cheese, Philly meat, green bell pepper, onions, mushroom, and red potato seasoning.
Cheesy Mac Burger
IHOP is placing two comfort food favorites in one! It’s a burger made with cheese lovers in mind with Mac & Cheese, bacon, lettuce leaf, dill pickle and more cheese sauce.
Have a taste of sunshine with this burger made with sun dried tomato pesto, red onion rings, American cheese, and sunny side up egg.
Bread and Butter Pudding
A thick slice of warm bread pudding topped with a generous drizzle of banana caramel sauce, vanilla sauce, honey pecan nuts, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Stuffed and Rolled Chocolate Crepe
Chocolate crepes filled with cream cheese and choco hazelnut spread, topped with vanilla sauce, dark chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, a side of strawberries, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
What’s next for IHOP?
In 2014, IHOP opened three new branches in the country as Filipino diners continued to embrace what the brand has to offer—scrumptious food for afternoon meetings or a heavy dinner after the day’s work.
“We launched new food choices in our menu with more hearty options to serve more diners seeking a great place to dine in during the afternoon for meetings or for dinners after work,” Rodriguez says.
Recently, IHOP Philippines was awarded the International Franchise Operator of the Year Award during the IHOP International Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.
The popular all-day dining chain is looking to sustain this success for the oncoming year, as it aims to further strengthen its presence in the Philippines. IHOP is slated to open another store in Fairview Terraces, which would be its seventh branch in the country.
To date, IHOP has been serving complete dishes perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner across its branches located in Bonifacio Global City, UP Town Center on Katipunan Avenue, SM Mall of Asia, Century City Mall on Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Filinvest City in Alabang, and Araneta Center.
These branches are open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on weekdays and until 12 midnight on weekends. The good news is the flagship branch located at the Bonifacio Global City will be accepting orders 24/7 from December 16 to January 3, 2015.
Aside from in-house food servicing, IHOP is pushing forward its catering services for consumer and corporate events in onsite and offsite locations.
“At IHOP, Filipino diners get to enjoy all-day dining from original buttermilk pancakes to sandwiches to rib eye steaks,” he concludes. “The brand has been serving delicious food for more than five decades, from breakfast to dinner, and we are proud to create new moments and memories with our diners here in the Philippines.”
Apart from IHOP, Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc. also operates Ramen Iroha, the award-winning ramen house from Japan, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), P.F. Chang’s, Gyu-Kaku, and Morelli’s Gelato. (advt)