IHOP® Names Six-Year-Old Brody Simoncini as Its 2019 Kid Chef Champion and Announces Limited-Time Availability of His Winning Pancake in Restaurants Nationwide
Created by Brody,
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IHOP® names six-year-old
For the Simoncini family, this pancake recipe holds a special meaning. Born with a rare abdominal wall defect, Brody underwent multiple, lifesaving surgeries over the course of five years, including open heart surgery and an induced coma. For the first few years of his life, he was on a feeding tube and required therapy to learn to eat on his own. OREO cookies were the first solid food that his family chose to give him. Today, he’s a healthy, active first-grader, and the newest IHOP Kid Chef Champion.
Guests can get a taste of Brody’s winning pancake at
“We’re thrilled to announce
Last month, IHOP announced
its 2019 Kid Chef Team and invited three finalists, including Brody, to
“The Kid Chef competition is such a special way to celebrate our
long-standing partnership with IHOP and to kick off the brand’s annual
Free Pancake Day campaign,” said
This year’s IHOP Free Pancake Day: Flip it Forward for Kids event
will take place at restaurants nationwide on
Easily the most anticipated food holiday of the year, IHOP Free Pancake
Day has become a pop-culture phenomenon. Guests can participate in the
campaign and help IHOP reach its
Visiting any IHOP restaurant on
Tuesday, March 12, 2019during event hours*** to enjoy a free stack of IHOP’s world-famous Original Buttermilk pancakes and donate to a featured charity.
Purchasing a wall sticker now through
March 12, 2019to show support. Guests who buy a $5wall icon will receive a $5coupon good for a future purchase of $10or more (valid at participating restaurants only.)****
Making an in-restaurant cash contribution or on-check donation at any
IHOP restaurant between now and
March 31, 2019.
Purchasing Brody’s OREO® Oh My Goodness pancake: a dollar from every
OREO® Oh My Goodness pancake sold goes to Children’s Miracle Network,
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Societyor Shriners Hospitals for Children.
For more information on IHOP Free Pancake Day and Brody’s winning OREO® Oh My Goodness Pancakes, including participating restaurant hours and charity support, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate IHOP or charity spokesperson interviews, request gift card requests for audience giveaways, arrange an in-studio pancake demonstration, or coordinate a remote live-feed from an IHOP location.
* OREO® Oh My Goodness pancakes are available at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide. Price and participation may vary by location. While supplies last.
*** Limit one offer per guest. One free short stack of Buttermilk
**** Issuance and redemption of coupons at participating restaurants
only. Redemption expires
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC
For 60 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things
breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature,
fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular
lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP
restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with
warm and friendly service. As of
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170
member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids
across the U.S. and
ABOUT THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary
health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission:
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of
life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer
research around the world, provides free information and support
services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access
to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and
About Shriners Hospitals for Children®
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a system of 22 health care facilities dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment regardless of the families' ability to pay. For more information visit: www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
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