International House of Pancakes (IHOP) executives are seriously considering adding vegan pancakes to the breakfast chain’s menu. In July, animal-rights groups Vegan Outreach and Compassion Over Killing launched a petition to urge IHOP to add vegan options. “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.” After the petition gained 20,000 signatures, IHOP released a statement to its customers, stating, “Although our vegetarian/vegan options are limited, that is something we are closely looking into.” Previously, Vegan Outreach successfully campaigned for Panda Express to add vegan options, which the chain did in the form of reformulating its Eggplant Tofu and Chow Mein entrées without animal products.

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