Is IHOP adding alcohol to its menu?

IHOP is most famous for its various breakfast options and stacks of pancakes.

The restaurant decided to spruce up their menu items and give customers more options while they dine in.

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Is IHOP adding alcohol to their menu?

IHOP is offering its franchisees the option to add an alcohol menu devised by the company.

The pilot program, known as Bubbles, Wine & Brews, will first hit select locations such as San Diego, California, and New Mexico.

The company expects to expand the option to other markets like New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Ohio in the next few months. 

All franchisees will be able to access the menu soon.

GettyIHOP’s pilot program known as Bubbles, Wine & Brews, will first hit select locations such as San Diego, California, and New Mexico[/caption]

IHOP President Jay Johns released a statement agreeing that introducing alcoholic beverages options is “a terrific innovation and evolution” for the company.

“We see this launch as part of our continued prioritization of the p.m. day part, with hopes of attracting new guests during different times of the day,” Johns said.

“While we are offering morning drinks, like mimosas and sparkling wine, we are also offering afternoon and evening-focused beverages to accompany IHOP favorites for meals beyond breakfast,” he added.

What alcoholic options will IHOP offer?

IHOP will allow its franchisees to offer drinks such as Bud Light, Blue Moon, and Corona beers.

They will also have Barefoot Bubbly Brut, Barefoot Bubbly Chardonnay, and Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Some locations may offer local offerings, as well. 

However, hard liquor will not be on the menu to avoid making the family restaurant feel like a bar.

However, before the new IHOP additions hit the menu, franchisees will need to obtain a special license to sell the alcohol.

Johns said the company “will continually offer franchisees the tools needed to successfully launch in their markets” as the company navigates alcohol licenses.

What did people say about IHOP’s alcohol menu options?

Twitter users were delighted to hear that IHOP was adding libations to their menu.

One user wrote: “Sooooo I dreamed about IHOP serving alcohol yesterday. & today, my Bestie sends me an article that select locations are going to start serving alcohol??! What is life?”

Another wrote: “Ihop is really my favorite breakfast place only thing they were missing is alcohol so.”

A third replied: “Alcohol at iHOP tell the kid put they shoes on.”