This waffle stack has more than half a day’s calories

By Jolene Mafnas


“A show-stopper breakfast sandwich with 2 eggs, 6 slices of hickory-smoked bacon, white Cheddar & sweet maple glaze, sandwiched between signature Belgian Waffle triangles infused with savory Cheddar.”

IHOP’s Ultimate Waffle Stack is one of the new “IHOP Creations” that “capture the fun, creativity and inspiration one might find at local brunch spots,” the chain’s culinary vice president told the Los Angeles Daily News in March.

Talk about creative! Thank goodness you’ll no longer have to choose between a breakfast of waffles or bacon and eggs. Nothing like a pile of white flour, sugar, cheese, and bacon grease to start your day.

The “waffle stack” alone has more than half a day’s calories (1,390). But that’s without your choice of side—fruit, hash browns, or two pancakes. (Waffles with a side of pancakes? Why not add some toast? You can never have too much white flour.)

With hash browns, your “creation” hits 1,670 calories, more than two days’ worth of saturated fat (47 grams), over a day’s sodium (3,000 milligrams), and about half a day’s added sugar (30 grams).

You might as well top an IHOP Belgian Waffle with two McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese.

“Since 1958, IHOP has been the place where people connect over breakfast, enjoy study breaks, grab a bite before or after sporting events, and so much more,” says IHOP’s website. More, indeed.

Photo: Jolene Mafnas/CSPI.

The information in this post first appeared in the September 2018 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter.

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