Flap-Jacks Pancake House Serves Up Fresh Food with Great Service
Writer / Matt Keating
Photographer / Brian Brosmer
Doris Maples, co-owner of Flap-Jacks Pancake House, 67051 Whitestown Parkway, Zionsville, says the secret to Flap-Jacks success is outstanding customer service.
“The local Zionsville community has been our bread and butter,” Doris says. “We have received a lot of business from little leagues, church groups and soccer programs. People have really supported us, and we do our best to offer customer service and food they won’t forget. We have really been able to meet such a great group of people that gave become long-time friends.”
Doris and her husband, Johnny, are the working owners of the Flap-Jacks Pancake House with their mentors, Pete and Debora Avgerinos. Doris previously worked as a waitress at Pete’s earlier restaurant, Elegant’s, and when the opportunity arose in 2011 to start a Flap-Jacks, she and Johnny took a chance. It paid off.
“It’s a great franchise,” Doris says. “There has always been a real family atmosphere. It’s very welcoming.”
The first Flap-Jacks Pancake House opened in 2002, just outside Indianapolis.
“Right now, there are six locations throughout central Indiana,” Doris says. “Johnny and I manage the 10th Street and Zionsville locations. We are always packed, but we can get you a table quick.”
Doris’ breakfast favorites include The Breakfast Skillets. All the skillets are prepared with two eggs, any style on top, served with toast or pancakes.
They include The Country Fried Steak Skillet, The Western Skillet and The Hungryman Skillet.
Other skillets include a Polish Sausage Skillet, a Veggie Skillet, a Mexican Skillet and the popular Kitchen Sink Skillet, with hash browns, bacon, sausage, ham, onions, green peppers, tomatoes and American & Swiss cheese.
“All the Skillet breakfast items have remained big over the last several years,” Doris says.
It’s also tough to pass up the Gourmet Flap-Jacks. They include Buttermilk or Silver Dollar pancakes with strawberry, pecan, chocolate chip, banana nut, apple cinnamon, blueberry, peach, Hawaiian, or caramel, apple nut, The Short Stack and The Strawberry Banana Split.
“We have many fans of the flapjacks and pancakes, as well as the crepes and waffles,” Doris says.
Breakfast Sandwiches and Wraps are also available including A Breakfast Croissant, with a choice of bacon, ham or sausage with egg and cheese, A Loaded English Muffin and a Mediterranean Wrap.
Healthy breakfast options include Two Egg Whites, turkey bacon or turkey links, fruit and whole wheat toast, a Healthy Protein Omelet and a Fit Fare Omelet.
An extensive lunch menu includes several healthy Grilled Chicken options, a BLT and The Boom Boom Wrap, with grilled chicken, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, Co-Jack cheese and Boom Boom sauce.
There are also several burgers to choose from, including a Western Burger with grilled onions, green peppers and American cheese and A Chef’s Burger
with special house dressing. Several club and chicken sandwiches are on the menu, as well as gyros, roast beef, turkey and ham sandwiches.
“People always tell us how much they love lunch as much as breakfast,” Doris says. “We also provide catering to make your event or social gathering a special one.”
Some of the entrees include chicken tenders with fries, grilled pork chops with mashed potatoes and the veggie of the day, fish and chips and a spinach pie with a Greek salad.
“There really is something here for everyone,” Doris says.
Give Flap-Jacks Pancake House a call at 317 344-2222 or visit them online at flapjackspancakehouse.com.