Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Free for All- August 28, 2009

Another week has come and gone. Perhaps the kids went back to school? Maybe you spent your week soaking up the last rays of summer? Either way, the family could use a dinner out.
Last week, the girls and I went to the Kohl Children's Museum. It is one of our favorite places to spend an afternoon. (Check back this weekend and I'll tell you why!) Anyways, we were there until closing and, while our imaginations were full, our tummies were empty. Looking for a place where we could grab a quick bite without breaking the bank, we stumbled upon IHOP. Now, I haven't been to an IHOP in years but I remember their menu being mostly breakfast fare. While I was surprised to see that it has expanded to include some tasty salads, burgers and sandwiches (I had the new Tuscan Chicken Griller sandwich which was great!), I was thrilled to see their latest campaign is that Kids Eat Free 4pm-10pm DAILY!

Yes, with the purchase of an adult entree, your 12 and under child can pick anything off of their Just for Kids menu and it's free. Morgan chose the Create a Face Pancake (complete with a tube of Go-Gurt to make the pancake's hair) while Sophie chowed down on the Mac 'n Cheese.

There are a couple of caveats to this offer. It is for a limited time and drinks are not included. (I tried to convince the girls to have water with their dinner but they looked at me like I was crazy!) But, considering we knocked about $10 off of our bill, I think it was a great deal!


Barbara Weeks said...

Any other restaurants offer anything similar? It's a great idea!

Meredith said...

Actually, yes, there are a number of restaurants featuring "Kids Eat Free" nights. What I like about IHOP is that it is every night so you don't have to arrange your schedule around the restaurant's.

Look for an upcoming "Friday Free for All" featuring a way to easily find out if and when there is a restaurant in your area letting kids dine for free.