IHOP offers pancakes-cheesecake sandwich
Weeks after KFC made headlines — not entirely celebratory — by stacking two pieces of chicken around bacon and cheese, IHOP is introducing a limited-time dessert featuring two pancakes sandwiching a layer of cheesecake.
IHOP’s Pancake Stackers consist of a crustless cheesecake filling surrounded by two buttermilk pancakes and topped with a strawberry, blueberry, or cinnamon apple compote and whipped topping. Pancake Stackers are available a la carte or with a combo meal.
The Glendale, Calif.-based company did not provide nutritional information for Pancake Stackers by themselves. But the company said the regular combo meal — which includes Pancake Stackers with strawberries, two eggs, bacon, and hash browns — runs 1,250 calories.
“It’s yet again another dietary disaster brought to you by fast-food,’’ said Susan Levin, a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
IHOP officials said their latest offering is just one of many choices on a menu that also includes lower-calorie items.