What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Chris Cakes
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.
Is CHRIS CAKES a Franchise?
NO, BUT WE DO EXPAND FROM TIME TO TIME.
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.
Booking An Event
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?
What is your minimum charge?
$350.00 + DELIVERY FOR ALL OUR 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.
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.