IHOP's used to people freaking out when their favorite, limited-edition pancakes are taken off the menu, but the brand wasn't prepared for the uproar that'd occur when they decided to stop flipping Cinn-A-Stacks, a tower of cinnamon roll-inspired flapjacks. The typical menu change results in 20 to 30 tweets, letters, and calls, a representative said; When Cinn-A-Stacks disappeared, requests to bring it back have passed 400 and continue to climb.
While IHOP hasn't officially decided to bring the item back - unless you're lucky enough to live in Morgantown, WV (more on that in a minute) - there is a way to still score those cream cheese frosting-covered pancakes. It just requires a little good, old-fashioned menu hacking.
The key to Cinn-A-Stack pancakes is its cinnamon spread, which happens to be used on its Cinnamon Swirl French Toast. Order a stack of buttermilk pancakes, asking it to be layered with the cinnamon spread and topped with cream cheese frosting (another ingredient they have prepped and at hand). If you visit any IHOP this month and ask for Cinn-A-Stacks, the server should know exactly what to do, a representative for the brand said, but just in case, it's good to know how it's made.
Morgantown residents - or anyone passing through the city - have it even easier: Now through April 9, the dish is back on the menu at its 201 Venture Drive restaurant, all because of one 5-year-old girl's impassioned pleas to bring them back. When Leah DeBarr learned her favorite dish wasn't being sold anymore, she was heartbroken. Her mom shared the girl's reaction on Facebook, along with a letter to IHOP, asking them to bring them back:
The message prompted the company to invite DeBarr and her friends to the restaurant for a Cinn-A-Stack-making party. She was so thrilled she told an IHOP employee she wanted to have her birthday there.
As long as Cinnamon Swirl French Toast is on the menu, she (and you) can make like it's your birthday every day.
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