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Free pancakes served at IHOP restaurants

National Pancake Day set for Tuesday

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:15 p.m. CDT

International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants will again serve up free short stacks of its buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, which will be Tuesday.

More than $13 million has been raised in the United States in the last eight years for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities this year.

More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants in the United States, including, for the first time, Canada and Puerto Rico, will be participating in National Pancake Day, when millions of free pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In exchange for the free short stacks, customers are encouraged to leave a voluntary donation in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities.

“Our guests, our franchisees, their team members, and all of us at IHOP look forward to National Pancake Day every year. Knowing that every free stack of buttermilk pancakes has the potential to improve the lives of the children in their own community makes serving them and eating them even more enjoyable than usual,” said Julia Stewart, interim president, International House of Pancakes LLC and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity Inc. “I’m especially proud that what started as a grassroots effort in a few IHOP markets nine years ago has now grown into a significant and truly international event.”

Beginning Feb. 1 through National Pancake Day on March 4, participating IHOP locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will also sell “Miracle Balloons” for $1 and $5 each to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Customers who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off coupon that can be used during their next dining visit.

For more information on National Pancake Day or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make a donation, please visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

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