National Pancake Day: IHOP Gives Free Pancakes

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National Pancake Day
National Pancake Day (Photo credit: http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/)

It’s that syrupy time of the year again.

IHOP is once again celebrating National Pancake Day by giving out free short stack pancakes for 15 hours on Tuesday.

Tuesday marks the seventh consecutive year that IHOP has taken part in the pancake holiday, and they hope giving out free pancakes to hungry Americans will help raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

The pancakes might be free, but the restaurant is also looking to help out local charities. IHOP customers are invited to make a voluntary donation to the charity when they go in for their free buttermilk pancakes.

The popular pancake restaurant is hoping to raise $2.7 million this year, which would bring the total amount of funds raised in the last seven years to more than $10 million.

IHOP had a big day in 2011. Customers who celebrated National Pancake Day donated more than $2.5 million to the charity, IHOP said in a statement.

The celebration of pancakes started at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and ends at 10 p.m. That’s 15 full hours of free pancakes and donations.

The pancake holiday started in 2006 and IHOP has given away more than 14 million pancakes. During the same time, the restaurant has been able to raise more than $8 million.

According to IHOP, all of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day in 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.


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