Free Pancakes! For a Good Cause


Tuesday is National Pancake Day! From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer their guests a free short stack (3) of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes! In return, IHOP asks guests to donate what they would have paid for the pancakes, or more, to their local children’s hospital or another designated local charity.


IHOP has just set a goal to raise $1.75 million for Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities during its celebration of National Pancake Day! So enjoy some pancakes together as a family … and for a good cause!

Let us know if you go! Post and tell us what you thought and what charity you will support!

For more information about IHOP’s National Pancake Day, or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network and make an online donation, visit

National Pancake Day

15_IHOP.jpgOn Tuesday, February 24th, IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate National Pancake Day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return IHOP will ask guests to donate what they would have paid for the pancakes or more to Children’s Miracle Network or other local charities.

This year, IHOP restaurants around the country hope to stack up more donations than ever before. IHOP’s goal is to raise $1,000,000, which will benefit children’s hospitals and other charities throughout the U.S.

To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit

Fun Facts From National Pancake Day 2008

  • IHOP served 1.5 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2008.
  • All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2008 would create a stack more than 12 miles high.   
  • Pancake lovers donated more than $875,000 to children’s charities, far exceeding the fundraising goal.
  • Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly two million dollars to support charities in the communities in which it operates.  
  • National Pancake Day 2008 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 50-year history.