Frequently Asked Questions
How many pancakes have Chris Cakes "flipped"?
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.
Is this your real job?
YES, IT'S TOUGH BUT WE'RE HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS!
Do you offer a special "KIDS PRICE" for any of your meals?
NO ~ MOST OF OUR EVENTS ARE FUNDRAISERS AND MOST PEOPLE WHO ATTEND ARE THERE TO SUPPORT YOUR CAUSE
Are you insured?
YES, WITH A $1,000,000 LIABILITY POLICY
Are you licensed?
CHRIS CAKES OF MICHIGAN IS A LICENSED STFU THRU THE STATE ENVIROMENTAL/ HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Who provides the tables and chairs?
YOUR GROUP PROVIDES THEM. WE NEED 2-4 TABLES FOR SERVING
How long has CHRIS CAKES been around?
SINCE 1969, 40 YEARS THIS YEAR... 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 long does it take to cook your pancakes?
OUR 8' GRILLS CAN COOK 48 FLAPJACKS EVERY 2 MINUTES. THAT'S ALMOST 1,500 PANCAKES PER HOUR!
How many people can 1 CHRIS CAKES "Flipper" serve per hour?
250-300 ~ DEPENDING ON THE CROWD'S APPETITE.
How far does Chris Cakes travel for catering?
CHRIS CAKES OF MICHIGAN SERVES THE WHOLE STATE OF MICHIGAN FROM THE CENTRAL LOCATION OF CLARE. THERE ARE OVER 60 GRILLS IN THE MIDWEST REGION.
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?
150-200 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?
What is your minimum charge?
$295.00 + 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?
YOU ARE ONLY CHARGED FOR THE NUMBER OF PLATES SERVED or THE MINIMUM CHARGE + THE DELIVERY FEE.
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 Mileage?
BECAUSE OF OUR INEXPENSIVE PRICE PER PLATE, THE MILEGAE CHARGE COVERS 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.
Can I request a specific person to "perform" at my event?
YES, BUT SOMETIMES OUR BUSY SCHEDULE CAN'T ACCOMODATE ALL THE REQUESTS.