IHOP offers free pancakes in support of charities

IHOP offers free pancakes in support of charities

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IHOP is giving away short stacks of their buttermilk pancakes on Feb. 5, National Pancake Day. Source: MGN Online IHOP is giving away short stacks of their buttermilk pancakes on Feb. 5, National Pancake Day. Source: MGN Online
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

If you love pancakes, get excited—IHOP is giving away free pancakes today as they celebrate their eighth National Pancake Day. The event is also designed to encourage customers to donate to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and they've set a goal of raising $3 million for charity this year.

From 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., customers can receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP. The company says 100 percent of the money donated will go to help sick and injured children through Children's Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities.

"Millions of free pancakes served on National Pancake Day mean millions of miracles for those in need," Julia Stewart, Interim President, IHOP and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc., said in a release.

"For the past eight years, it has been a pleasure and a privilege for all of us at IHOP to participate in this worthy event, and each year our guests have proved to be incredibly generous, helping us not only reach but surpass our goal. We look forward to continuing that trend this year as we plan to once again flip and serve about 4 million free pancakes for charity."

IHOP has raised more than $10 million to date for Children's Miracle Network Hospital and other charities.

For more information on National Pancake Day, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

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