IHOP is known for their yummy pancakes and steaming hot coffee, but they may soon be know for something totally different – booze.
That’s right, IHOP just announced that franchisees will soon be able to add beer, wine and sparkling drinks to the menu. While some restaurants have had alcohol in the past, now IHOP is offering a specific set of drink options for their restaurants, including: Bud Light, Blue Moon and Corona beers, as well as Barefoot Bubbly Brut, Barefoot Bubbly Chardonnay and Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon.
The alcoholic offerings are set to first launch at two locations New Mexico this week, and at one restaurant in San Diego in September, with nine restaurants in New York, Rhode Island, Maryland and Ohio, following by the end of the year.
Oh, and don’t expect your local IHOP to add any fancy cocktail menus anytime soon. The chain isn't adding hard alcohol in order to keep IHOP family-friendly and not feel like a bar.