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IHOP Considers Vegan Options After Online Petition Hits 20K

by | August 22, 2019

IHOP — or the International House of Pancakes — is considering vegan pancake options in the wake of an online petition requesting them.

The petition — part of a campain launched by Vegan Outreach and Compassion Over Killing — was signed by over 20,000 people. IHOP has responded by stating that it’s now “closely looking into” vegan options.

A post from Vegan Outreach celebrated the success.

“PROGRESS: Thanks to all of your comments, calls, and petition signatures, IHOP is now closely looking into vegan options,” it read.

“IHOP is telling customers: ‘Although our vegetarian/vegan options are limited, that is something we are closely looking into.’”

The petition, which is still open to signatures, states that IHOP is currently missing out on “millions of conscious consumers who are hungry for plant-based options.”

Though the chain offers a plant-based minestrone soup, most of the other options are sides, or are only vegan friendly with modifications. 

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Petitions For Vegan Options Beyond IHOP

Campaigns are frequently launched geared toward reducing animal cruelty, and fostering plant-based business, a number of which are still in progress or have proven successful.

Earlier this year, Vegan Outreach was able to get Panda Express to offer plant-based options.

“Our campaigns work,” reads the petition progress post.

“Earlier this year we got Panda Express to veganize three of their dishes—next is vegan pancakes at IHOP.”

Compassion Over Killing is also currently running a campaign against Nestlé’s cruel dehorning practices, as well as urging them to offer plant-based options to their consumers. 

You can find their petition on Instagram, where you can see the group handing out free dairy-free ice cream next to a giant inflatable cow feature they placed outside of Nestlé headquarters, or on the Change.org website.

In Dec of 2018, it was stated that Nestlé had begun experimenting with a soy-free plant-milk alternative made from walnuts and blueberries, creating milk with a purple hue, but non-dairy options from the company are yet to be seen.

Would you purchase Nestlé’s walnut-based milk? How do you feel about supporting nonvegan businesses? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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