Mayhem! Pancakes! Beer!

Forget IHOP and head to Saturday Mfg. for “Mayhem in the Maple” on Tuesday, March 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in honor of Worldwide Flapjack Day. Saturday Mfg., located at 1717 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, is serving up breakfast with a side of creativity to anyone who attends their breakfast bash.

“Fans showing up for the shortstack showdown will get a plate of made-from-scratch pancakes and their choice of two Olde Main brews, as well as juice or milk,” said Brian Sauer, Forman at Saturday Mtg. “Danny Duff [from Melt Dessert Bar and Bakery] is cooking up some traditional favorites like blueberry and chocolate cakes, and some new and daring pancakes for those with more adventurous palates. Attendees will be expected to mingle throughout the factory and enjoy the mayhem.”

This isn’t Saturday Mfg.’s first run in with fresh pancakes. Ever since the beginning, the local marketing and advertising company has always been a fan of flapjacks.

“When we started Saturday Mfg., we wanted clients to know that meeting with your agency should be something you look forward to—like a warm plate of flapjacks on Saturday morning,” said Sauer. “So, we always add fun bits about flapjacks into our marketing pieces.”

Once the Saturday Mfg. team found out about Worldwide Flapjack Day, it only seemed natural to transition the pancakes in the company’s marketing materials to a full out pancake-themed get-together.

“When a friend of ours, Danny Duff from Melt Dessert and Bakery, pointed out that there’s a international holiday called Pancake Day it took us all of two seconds to agree to celebrate,” said Sauer. “It’s a happy coincidence that it also marks our two-year anniversary in the business.”

Help Sauer and the rest of the crew at Saturday Mtg. celebrate their second anniversary at “Mayhem in the Maple” by RSVP’ing to the Facebook invite and by showing up to mix your typical happy hour with breakfast – possibly one the best ideas ever.

A little something extra: Not only does Sauer love a good old-fashioned buttermilk pancake but he’s a huge fan of the changes that are happening around Des Moines.

“It feels like Des Moines has made tons of improvements in the past few years,” said Sauer. “More music venues with good shows. More restaurants with different choices. A larger, more vocal art community. It’s good to see the city building more creative energy.”

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