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The International House of Pancakes is a restaurant chain that literally serves up smiles, famed for decorating flapjacks with strawberry eyes and banana grins.

Although the brand is built around carefree meals with kid appeal, one New Jersey franchisee is branching to host a completely different kind of gathering.

The IHOP on Broad Street in Bloomfield caters funeral receptions.

Owner Clifford Gennarelli thinks his sanctuary of syrup is a good place to mourn the dead. More.