Posted February 21, 2012
IHOP's National Pancake Day Benefits ACH

2012 National Pancake Day, February 28In celebration of National Pancake Day on February 28th, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.   

Enjoy a free short stack of IHOP's famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn, make a donation to IHOP’s national charity partner, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which helps improve the lives of children at the 170 Network hospitals nationwide. Donations made at each IHOP throughout the west coast of Florida will benefit All Children's Hospital.  

Last year's spring campaign and National Pancake Day raised over $64,000 for All Children's Hospital, your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. 

National Pancake Day dates back to a centuries-old tradition also known as "Shrove Tuesday" or the more popular "Mardi Gras", which heralds the beginning of fasting during Lent. Long ago, strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products, hence the name Pancake Tuesday. For centuries, the English have "flipped" for pancakes on this day with rich lore and colorful events including pancake races. The IHOP National Pancake Day fundraiser is planned each year in honor of this tradition.

A great offer like this does have some rules - there is a limit of one free short stack per guest, and the offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last, and is not valid with any other offer, special, coupon or discount.

For more information or to find an IHOP near you, please visit the IHOP website at