Sure, America, your pancakes are OK, adequate even. But they're still wrong.
The main problem is, you don't even cook them in a pan.
These are clearly being cooked on a griddle. There's not a pan in sight.
What about your so-called International House of Pancakes?
This, you see, is correct because it's being cooked in a pan. A pancake. Simple.
You shouldn't be able to make a pancake in a factory.
This is what pancakes should look like. Soft, thin little things.
And there's history behind this shit, too. True pancakes, cooked in a pan, have been around for hundreds of years.
The Western European pancake tradition comes from the need to use up perishable ingredients before the Christian fasting period of Lent, things like egg, milk, and flour.
The key difference with American-style "pancakes" is that they use a raising agent, like baking powder, WHICH IS COMPLETELY AGAINST THE POINT OF THE PANCAKE.
Sure, yes, you can also add chocolate chips, which is a good idea, but let's focus, yeah?