It’s IHOP National Pancake Day 2011 and, once again, the nearly 1,500 IHOP restaurants are offering a free “short stack” – three pancakes – to anyone who comes through the doors on Tuesday, March 1.
There are no strings attached – officially, at least.
A few restaurants in smaller markets suggest donations to local charities. But the main focus is on the hospitals. Since its first National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised $5.4 million for the network.
“Every year, we have exceeded our goal,” says Terry Wills, a spokeswoman for IHOP. The chain’s goal this year is $2.3 million.