IHOP to serve free pancakes on National Pancake Day

ihopIHOP or International House of Pancakes has announced plans to give millions of pancakes for free in celebration of the National Pancake Day on the 24th of February 2009. IHOP is world-renowned for its buttermilk pancakes plans to set a goal to raise $1 million for Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization helping children’s hospitals.

From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer their guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and, in return, ask guests to donate what they would have paid for the pancakes, or more, to local children’s hospitals and other local charities. Also, personalized Miracle Balloons will be sold for $1 each starting February 1 until the 24th.

“IHOP is thrilled to bring families and communities together in support of the efforts of Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities on National Pancake Day,” said Des Hague, IHOP’s president. “We want to thank our guests who helped us raise $875,000 to support Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities last year, and we ask them to join us again to surpass our fundraising goal for 2009. [via MarketWatch]”

For more information about IHOP’s National Pancake Day visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.