Plus a chicken and waffles lunch/dinner feast.

By Tim Nelson
Updated April 16, 2020
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For the non-essential workers of the world, waking up and making breakfast under quarantine is largely an exercise in mind-numbing monotony. The idea of going out to eat is out of the question, and whatever options are available at home are likely stale (figuratively if not literally speaking) by this point, which adds an extra challenge for a family of varied tastes.

But what if there was a way to satisfy a family’s hunger for a hearty breakfast without ever having to turn on a stove and risk burning down your house? Well, that’s where IHOP’s concept of a Breakfast Family Feast comes in. Essentially, it functions as a sort of breakfast buffet for a family of four that someone can drop off at your home.

The standard Breakfast Family Feast features four servings each of scrambled eggs and hash browns, plus eight strips of hickory-smoked bacon and eight pork sausage links. That comes with your choice of either buttermilk pancakes, Belgian Waffle triangles, or French toast.

If you really want to lean into IHOP’s status as a pancake-themed establishment, there’s a separate “Pancake Creations” iteration of the Family Feast, which adds your choice of two pancake toppings in exchange for getting rid of either the bacon or sausage. Those include relatively standard fare like strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, chocolate or vanilla sauce and chocolate chips, as well as more exciting toppings like mini cheesecake bites, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal. Some of those cereal toppings are definitely inspired by IHOP’s line of cereal-themed pancakes, which launched in March and seem to still be available despite the fact that the promo was originally slated to end on April 12.

Given the amount of times that IHOP has tried to convince the public that they’re also a house of burgers or lunch or whatever, they naturally have a Lunch/Dinner Family Feast on sale as well. That includes 16 pieces of Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders, plus your choice of waffles, pancakes or fries, plus Churro Bites. So if you wanted a bunch of chicken and waffles from IHOP, this is the way to do it.

Prices of the Breakfast Family Feast will vary based on your location, but it sounds like they’ll start at $24.99, though price will definitely vary by area. You’ll also want to factor a generous tip into that price for reasons that should hopefully be clear to you by now. Think of it as a small price to pay to feel like you’re eating breakfast in a hotel that looks shockingly similar to your own home.