IHOP's pancake "stimulus." Economic recovery with a spoonful of syrup?
In other pancake news, IHOP is also offering the "Hungry Consumer Relief Plan," whereby it will be providing patrons "all you can eat" pancakes for approximately $4.99. Prices and availability will vary, depending upon location, but there are rumors that this is a pilot program that will eventually lead to more wide-ranging bottomless plate options.
IHOP is positioning the program as an economic stimulus plan. Personally, I'd argue that the only thing that it will stimulate is a massive spike in blood sugar, followed by several hours of bloated lassitude. Even still, it may well stimulate me to wander down to my nearest IHOP!