Pancakes for a purpose -- Free short stack on March 7 to support childhood illness at IHOP
There's nothing quite like waking up on a weekend morning and walking downstairs to the smell of buttery, fluffy pancakes straight off of the griddle – it's a familiar feeling of comfort we can all relate to.
That's why National Pancake Day, on March 7, is being celebrated at restaurants all over the country.
Because if you can't wake up to a batch of homemade pancakes, it's safe to say that being able to pick up a free stack from your favorite breakfast joint is just as sweet a deal.
And what better place to ring in the holiday then the pancake mecca itself, IHOP?
This Tuesday, IHOP will be offering one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes – So yes, miracles really do happen.
2017 will mark the 12th year that the restaurant is celebrating the holiday, and they're hoping to make a major charitable impact while helping customers celebrate.
This year, IHOP has partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children in hopes of raising $3.5 million through voluntary donations on behalf of customers.
The restaurant has raised over $24 million for local children's charities since launching the campaign in 2005.
Darren Rebelez, President of IHOP restaurants, expressed his excitement in a statement:
"IHOP and our franchisees are honored to partner with leading non-profit organizations like Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children for our National Pancake Day event and help fight serious childhood illnesses. Year after year, we look forward to celebrating with our guests and fans, and are amazed by their generosity. 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."
Pancakes for a purpose – that's some alliteration we can get behind!
The promotion will run on march 7 from 7 am to 7 pm, with select locations staying open until 10 pm.
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