This month, animal rights groups Compassion Over Killing and Vegan Outreach launched a joint petition to urge breakfast chain International House of Pancakes (IHOP) to add vegan pancakes. “Pancakes have been around for centuries and are a beloved breakfast staple across the nation,” the petition states. “But surprisingly, one of the country’s most well-known pancake giants, IHOP, does not offer a vegan version of the popular treat for the millions of conscious consumers who are hungry for plant-based options.” Fans of IHOP took to its social media channels to leave comments requesting that the chain launch vegan options. “Pleeeeeaaaaase [sic] offer vegan pancakes! Breakfast food is my favorite food to eat out,” Alex Bury commented on IHOP’s Facebook post that promoted its offer of free birthday pancakes. “Tons of places are offering vegan burgers these days, and scrambles, and high-protein vegan meats, but not enough vegan pancakes. They’re so cheap and easy to make vegan!” IHOP responded by stating, “Hi Alex, thanks for your feedback! We’ll relay this to our team.” The petition currently has more than 6,300 signatures asking IHOP to add vegan pancakes to its menu.

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