Today is National Pancake Day, and IHOP will be giving
away free short stacks of flapjacks, but the restaurant will ask customers to
make donations to benefit a trio of charities.
The free short stacks will be offered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., although
select locations will continue the promotion until 10 p.m. Customers will be
encouraged to leave a donation, with the proceeds going to the Children’s
Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Shriners
Hospitals for Children.
“Year after year, we look forward to celebrating with our guests and
fans, and are amazed by their generosity,” said Darren Rebelez, president of
“Every pancake served on IHOP National Pancake Day has a purpose, and
every penny raised goes a long way in making a meaningful, and lasting, impact
on so many kids and families in our communities.”
Since it began in 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has raised $24 million
for youth health and wellness organizations. Organizers hope to raise $3.5
Miss America Savvy Shields will serve pancakes at the Sunset Boulevard
IHOP from 8-11 a.m.
In addition to restaurants throughout the United States, National
Pancake Day will also be celebrated in Mexico, Canada and the Philippines.
Funds raised at Canada IHOPs will benefit Children’s Miracle Network.
IHOP locations in Mexico will raise money for Asociacion Mexicana de Ayuda a
Ninos con Cancer (AMANC), and funds raised by IHOP restaurants in the
Philippines will benefit The Kythe Foundation, which reports providing
psychosocial support for young children suffering from cancer and other chronic
diseases and their families.