FREEBIE ALERT: Free Pancakes at IHOP

FREEBIE ALERT: Free Pancakes at IHOP

Food & Drink

FREEBIE ALERT: Free Pancakes at IHOP


For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes today, National Pancake Day, February 28, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. 

Free pancakes will be available at participating IHOP locations nationwide from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, February 28, 2012. It’s a great way to celebrate National Pancake Day.

Here are some highlights from previous National Pancake Day events from IHOP.

  • IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
  • All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.
  • Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
  • National Pancake Day 2011 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 53-year history.


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