FAQ’s

• How many pancakes have you “flipped” over the past 24 years?
34,000,000 ~ LAID END-TO-END, THEY WOULD STRETCH FROM LOS ANGELES, CA TO SPRINGFIELD, IL.

• What is the record for the number of pancakes eaten at one event?
THE NEW MEN’S RECORD IS 72 ~ THE WOMEN’S RECORD IS 48.

• Do you cater more than just pancakes?
YES ~ WE HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT MENUS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM.

• Do you offer a special “KIDS PRICE” for any of your meals?
YES~ KIDS 2 AND UNDER EAT FREE (With Paid Adult)!!!

• What if my child has food allergies (nuts, milk, eggs, etc.)?
PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL OUR OFFICE TO DISCUSS YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

• How long has CHRIS CAKES been around?
SINCE 1969, BUT YOU WON’T FIND IT IN ANY HISTORY BOOKS.

• How much does one of your grills cost?
SORRY, THEY ARE NOT FOR SALE, BUT THEY ARE PATENTED.

• Who was the “real” CHRIS CAKES?
THE LATE MR. LORIN CHRISTIANSEN OF IOWA.

• How many people can 1 CHRIS CAKES “Flipper” serve per hour?
200-250 ~ DEPENDING ON THE CROWD’S APPETITE.

• Is CHRIS CAKES a Franchise?
NO, BUT WE DO EXPAND FROM TIME TO TIME.

• Where are the newest CHRIS CAKES located?
OUR NEWEST CHRIS CAKES HAS JUST OPENED IN SOUTHERN INDIANA.

• What is the LARGEST number of people served at one event?
5,000 PEOPLE AT UNION STATION IN KANSAS CITY, MO.

• What is the AVERAGE number of people served at a typical event?
250~300 PEOPLE OVER A 2-HOUR PERIOD.

• Why do I need to provide volunteers?
TYPICALLY WE ONLY BRING ONE “FLIPPER” TO YOUR EVENT TO CUT DOWN ON COSTS TO YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION.

• Can I request changes to your standard menus?
YES, WE WILL TRY TO MEET YOUR REQUEST.

• What is the MAXIMUM serving time for a typical event?
2 HOURS

• What is your minimum charge?
$325.00 + DELIVERY FOR ALL OUR PANCAKES EVENTS.
$350.00 + DELIVERY FOR ALL OTHER EVENTS.

• What if less than my estimated number of people show at my event?
AFTER THE MINIMUM CHARGE, 50% guarantee for fundraisers and 80% for non-fundraisers, PLUS DELIVERY.
• What if more people show up than I estimated?
WE NORMALLY BRING ENOUGH SUPPLIES TO ACCOUNT FOR ABOUT 25% MORE THAN YOUR ESTIMATED NUMBER.

• Am I charged any extra fees if I exceed my estimate?
NO, JUST THE PER PLATE COST FOR THE EXTRA PEOPLE SERVED.

• What if people are still in line at the scheduled end of my event?
WE WILL KEEP SERVING UNTIL EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO GO THROUGH THE SERVING LINE.

• Why do you charge for delivery?
IT IS DESIGNED TO COVER THE COSTS OF GETTING OUR EQUIPMENT TO AND FROM YOUR EVENT.

• How far in advance can I book an event?
1 CALENDAR YEAR.
FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.

• Do you require a deposit?
NOT NORMALLY, BUT YOU MAY PRE-PAY ANY AMOUNT YOU WISH.

• Can you make colored pancakes for special events?
YES, PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW AT THE TIME YOU BOOK YOUR EVENT.

• What should I do if I can’t have CHRIS CAKES on the morning I want?
TRY THE EVENING BEFORE, OR WE CAN REFER YOU TO ONE OF THE OTHER CHRIS CAKES IN THE MIDWEST.

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