A DEAL EVEN NIHILISTS CAN BELIEVE IN: As its 2009 "Hungry Consumer Relief Plan," IHOP is offering all-you-can-eat pancakes for $4.99. According to the press release, "Pancakes are served fresh three at a time until the guest is satisfied."
(Whenever we reference IHOP here, I am compelled to repeat Bill's suggestion from 2007: "Steve Jobs buys IHOP, changes name to iHop, and reduces the number of items. Even though the pancakes are smaller and more expensive, no one minds because they're tastier and shiny. No one can explain why a shiny pancake is a good thing, but people are standing in line to get one.")
As good as the pancakes are, however, I've always believed that their hash browns are even better. Yeah, I said it.