IHOP to offer free pancakes in support of the Children’s Miracle Network
For the eighth consecutive year, IHOP® restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, Tuesday, February 5th -- in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.
For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals -- to kick of the 2013 fundraising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Donations made at IHOP in the Boise and Nampa areas will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at St. Luke's Children's Hospital. IHOP hopes to raise $3 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $13 million.
The local IHOP at 7959 W Emerald St in Boise is participating in the event. The free pancakes will be served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Here’s some interesting trivia on the CMN/National Pancake Day event:
• IHOP says it served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day last year, with their customers donating more than $3 million to children’s charities.
• All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2012 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high, according to the company
• Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million and has given away more than 14 million pancakes
• National Pancake Day 2012 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 54-year history