By Michelle Sherrow
What a rooty-tooty bunch of hooey. IHOP is using the eco-friendly message of The Lorax to lure families in for Dr. Seuss–themed meals that are chock-full of factory-farmed meat, eggs, and dairy products. The restaurant couldn't serve anything less environmentally friendly than if it put centuries-old Amazon trees on a plate.
HOW IHOP IS HURTING THE PLANET
While the tree seed–encrusted bookmarks the restaurant is handing out to kids are a nice touch, IHOP would be doing a lot more good for the planet if it offered dishes that weren't concocted out of meat and dairy products that obliterate natural resources and are a major cause of climate change.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
I'm pretty sure the Lorax would rather take a boot to the back than chomp down on Truffula-Killing Surprise.
For Green 'Eggs' and 'Ham' that are truly green, check out our recipe.