It’s free pancake day at IHOP today, Feb. 5 in honor of National Pancake Day.
If you go into your local IHOP today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m, you’ll receive a free stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, IHOP is asking for a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. All proceeds WILL BE going to charity.
IHOP giving away free pancakes leads to their biggest profitable days of the year. The reason being, when people come in for the free pancakes, they end up ordering something else to go with their free IHOP pancakes.
IHOP hopes to raise $3 million in donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the other local charities.
In 2012, IHOP raised more than $3 million for the various charities and handed out enough pancakes to create a stack that would be nearly 16 miles high. Since the start of Free Pancake day, eight years ago, IHOP has raised over $10 million.
According to Herald Online, “Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On Feb. 5, 2013, for the eighth consecutive year, guests from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes.”
Pancake day is typically celebrated on “Fat Tuesday” or the last day before Lent. This year, Fat Tuesday occurs on Tuesday, February 12.
Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. 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, or Shrove Tuesday.
There is a limit of one free short stack of pancakes per guest. The free pancake offer is only valid as participating restaurants and for dine-in only, while supplies last. Also, Children’s Miracle Network Hopitals are qualified as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt and donations are tax-deductible.
Free Pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day
Tuesday is National Pancake Day, and you can grub on some free breakfast all day at IHOP. Donations are suggested to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Free Pancake Day at IHOP
Free Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at IHOP
National Pancake Day
Are you ready for National Pancake Day? Help us raise $10,000 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital by joining us for a free stack on Feb. 5th.