National Pancake Day: Get three free pancakes
National Pancake Day 2011 is the sixth national pancake day sponsored by IHOP, which is raising money for children's hospitals.
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.