IHOP offers free pancakes on National Pancake Day

Donations benefit Shriners Hospitals


Pancake lovers flocked to IHOP on Tuesday for a special National Pancake Day offer.

All day, the restaurant chain offered a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to customers.

In return, they encouraged customers to leave a donation to benefit Shriners Hospitals, which offers care for sick children free of charge.

For many customers, the day was a celebration of pancakes.

"I love pancakes. I'll eat pancakes any day, twice a day sometimes", said John Searson, an IHOP customer.

Last year, IHOP served 4 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day, raising more than $3 million for children's charities.

Organizers hope the power of the pancake can help do it again this year. 

Customers can get a free short stack of pancakes at any IHOP on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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