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Three random pancake eating challenges
3 big pancakes Pancake Challenge Buford's Family Restaunt Groton, CT
5 pancakes Large Stack Hall of Fame Chris' Cosmic Kitchen Wilmington, NC
3 14 inch pancakes Mac Daddy Hall of Fame MAC 24-7 Bar & Restaurant Waikiki, HI
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2014 IHOP Pancake Bowl finals

update Feb 2
Portland, “Max Carnage”, 33
St. Louis, P.J. Brennan, 26, defeats Kyle Hanner  update Feb 3 Riverfront Times has a blog entry

update Results
Des Moines, Molly Schuyler, 59 in 20 minutes
Los Angeles 42 by unnamed woman
Fort Wayne, IN 33.5 (unnamed)
San Diego, Trevor Iordanides, 28
Chicago, Israel (no last name) 25
Rockford, IL Juan Mendez 19

Rich LeFevre competed in the Las Vegas contest (results have yet to be posted)

update Ryen says she ate 18 pancakes to set a house record (I am not sure if this was in a Pancake Bowl).

The Pancake Bowls held at IHOPs across the country should be starting soon. Naader Reda has produced a video about his qualification for the Los Angeles contest.

2012 post about the college pancake contests held at IHOP in the 1960s & 70s.

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The Daily Press reports that Naader Reda ate 40 pancakes at an IHOP in Victorville, CA, which qualfied him for the Pancake Bowl finals in Los Angeles.

Top IHOP AYCE pancake totals

Here are the highest publicized totals for pancakes eaten at an International House I have seen. Additional documented counts will be added to the list on request.

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IHOP Pancake Bowl qualifying ends today

update Molly Schuyler ate 70 pancakes to top a leader board.

Qualifying for the IHOP Pancake Bowl finals on February 1 ends today. A picture of a leader board (probably at a Las Vegas location) lists the top 3:

1) Miki Sudo 50 (probably IHOP AYCE female record)
2) Locust 45
3) Madame of Etiquette 18

The Big Eaters Club has a video of “Max Carnage” eating 43 pancakes.

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Alejandra B (17 pancakes) is the first woman I have seen at the top of a leader board for IHOP's Pancake Bowl.
Naader Reda has produced a video to promote his video project where people will record videos at IHOP during the AYCE pancake promotion.
Erik L has posted a video of him eating 35 pancakes, the highest total I have seen so far for IHOP's Pancake Bowl which closes on January 26.

IHOP Pancake Bowl rules

A poster about the IHOP Pancake Bowl lists the following prizes:

  • The first person at a participating location to eat 10 or more pancakes will get his or her meal for free
  • Some one who beats the current house record will get his or her meal for free
  • The person with the highest total for a restaurant as of January 26 will get a year of free pancakes
  • The top 10 totals as of January 26 in a participating metro region will compete in head to head “Pancake Bowl” contests on February 1 and the winner of those contests will receive a $500 IHOP gift card.
  • Sacramento, Des Moines, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Grand Rapids, Lafayette, IN and Rockford, IL are participating, it is not clear which other metro regions are holding contests.

update Los Angeles will also be holding a Pancake Bowl.

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To promote the return of All You Can Eat Pancakes to its menu, IHOP is holding the "All You Can Eat Pancake Bowl" until February 1. The highest scoring customer from each restauarant will win free pancakes for a year. has an article about City Diner's pancake challenge in Kansas City mentioning Molly Schuyler's record (but not her name).
"Furious" Pete Czerwinski has produced a video of him finishing the Mac Daddy pancake challenge at Mac 24 7 in Honolulu in under 10 minutes. Joey Chestnut was the previous fastest finisher with a time of 15 minutes. Pete is not the first bodybuilder to finish the challenge; Nikki Warner ate the three 14 inch pancakes in 25 minutes in 2011.
Spencer Redmond reports a woman (possibly Molly Schuyler) won today's hot dog eating contest at Up Dog in Independence, MO with a total of 34 hot dogs.update The facebook page for the Mac, the Missouri Mavericks mascot confirms Molly's victory with a total of 34 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Gallery update July 13 has a video of an interview with Molly recorded at the City Diner where she set the house record of 7 pancakes. update July 16 The Up Dog facebook has a gallery.
A 24 hour pancake eating marathon at Denny's will be livestreamed on SB Nation on June 11. The event will raise money for Laura's House.
Jamie McDonald ate 67 pancakes in 46 minutes in Kansas City this morning, which IHOP is recognizing as a chain record. (via Joseph McDonald)
The International House of Pancakes All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes offer will be available this month until January 27.
Naader Reda produced a video of him and John Rivera eating all seven meals on IHOP's $7 menu along with the entire dessert menu.
Naader Reda announces he ate 43 all-you-can-eat pancakes at the Denny's in Victorville, CA last night.
Johnnie Excels reports he ate 41 all you can eat pancakes at Denny's last night.
Jessica "Queen of Cuisine" has resumed eating challenges after a year's hiatus and has posted videos of two recent successful challenges: The Real Meal Deal at The Original Pancake House in Roseville, CA and the Super Challenge Roll at Miyozen and Emeryville, CA. update Jan 16 Jessica has also uploaded a video of a team pizza challenge she attempted with Kevin Ross at Graziano's in Corona, CA.
IHOP restaurants in Hawaii have started an eating challenge consisting of a 12 egg omelet and 6 pancakes. via (
Johnnie Excel reports that he (5:08) broke Matt Stonie's record of 10 6 minutes for the challenge at Batter Up Pancakes in Fresno today. Kevin Ross also finished the challenge in 7:20 fixed & updated Oct 15 pictures are now up on Batter Up Pancakes facebook
IHOP is offering all you can eat pancakes for $4.99 in October. Children can get free scary face pancakes on October 28. (from Andrew Lane).
The Hi Desert Star has an article about Naader Reda eating 33 pancakes in 80 minutes at the Denny's in Yucca Valley, CA. Reda was denied $1,260 for finishing a pho challenge in Las Vegas due to his status as a "professional" eater.
Aaron Ybarra and Naader Reda offer advice to eating challengers in a video in which they complete pancake challenge at Heroes in Fullerton, CA.
The Facebook for Mac 24/7 in Honolulu has a picture of bodybuilder Nikki Warner, who finished the Mac-Daddy pancake challenge on April 16 and then ate an order of chicken wings. Her time of 25 minutes is listed as the third fastest overall behind Joey Chestnut (15 minutes) and the woman who finished the challenge in 24 minutes without leaving her name who was given the pseudonym "Jane Dough".
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