Batter up, breakfast lovers. IHOP is inviting guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day today, Feb. 5 in celebration of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th Anniversary.
On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, according to a released statement.
During National Pancake Day more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country invite hungry guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities.
One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children.
“Millions of free pancakes served on National Pancake Day mean millions of miracles for those in need,” said Julia Stewart, Interim President, IHOP and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc. in the statement.
“The concept is simple, but our mission is ambitious; to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” she said.
Stewart estimated that upwards of 4 million pancakes will be served.
For more information on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.