Get free pancakes for IHOP’s National Pancake Day

pancakesBe sure to hit an IHOP today, March 4, for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of IHOP's National Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The day is also a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and IHOP asks visitors to consider making a donation. The hope is to raise $3 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other local charities.

Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepared 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 Fat Tuesday.

To find a local IHOP near you, visit the IHOP Pancake Day website.

National Pancake Day Fun Facts:

  • IHOP served 4.5 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2013 and pancake lovers donated nearly $3 million to children's charities.
  • All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2013 would create a stack nearly 13 miles high.
  • Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $13 million and given away more than 22 million pancakes to support charities in the communities where it operates.
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