IHOP Restaurants® may want to change their name to the “International Haunted House of Pancakes” this October, with the return of their frighteningly delicious “Scary Face” Pancakes! This customizable treat, beloved by children, will return to the “Just for Kids” menu from October 1 through the rest of the month.

As an added treat, on Halloween itself, Friday October 31, from 7am to 10pm, kids can enjoy their petrifying playful pancake portrait for FREE at participating IHOP restaurants.

An order of the “Scary Face” pancakes is sure to keep the kids entertained! Each order comes with one of IHOP restaurants’ world famous buttermilk pancakes decorated with a beaming whipped topping smile and eyes, and a strawberry nose. Then, kids can use a kit of delicious toppings-- eight pieces of sweet candy corn and two mini Oreos®--to finish decorating the face any way they choose.

Young guests can let their imaginations run spooky as they create frightening or funny face combinations. From candy corn horns to vampire teeth, the possibilities are endless – that is, if they can resist eating the warm, fluffy pancake right away!

“Wouldn’t it be great if you had a neighbor who gave out delicious buttermilk pancakes instead of just candy for trick-or-treating? This Halloween, your local IHOP restaurant will be that neighbor!” said Marie Grimm, VP Culinary and menu, International House of Pancakes, LLC. “We’re very excited to see what our young guests will create this year! And as a treat for our older guests, we’ve returned our most popular seasonal favorite pancake, pumpkin pancakes, to the menu. They’re so good, it’s just plain scary!”

Pumpkin pancakes, will bring the taste of autumn to the menu through the end of the year. So be sure to stop by your local IHOP restaurant to enjoy a “Scary Face” pancake before the end of October– you don’t even have to say “trick or treat!”--, and savor pumpkin pancakes while you can…because they too will vanish!

Happy Halloween!

For over 56 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories. Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast, ®” IHOP® restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of June 30, 2014, there were 1,632 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN). For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit www.IHOP.com. Follow IHOP on Facebook and Twitter.

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