Sunday, February 07, 2010

Go to IHOP on February 23 for Free Pancakes and Support the Children’s Miracle Network!

IHOP, world renowned for their signature buttermilk pancakes, has just set a goal to raise $1.75 million for Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities during its celebration of National Pancake Day on February 23, 2010. This ambitious goal will raise a cumulative $5 million in the first five years of IHOP’s National Pancake Day program. From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer their guests a free short stack (3) of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes and, in return, ask guests to donate what they would have paid for the pancakes, or more, to their local children’s hospital or another designated local charity.

Also, Children’s Miracle Network “Miracle Balloons” will be sold for $1 and $5 each and will be personalized and displayed at participating IHOP restaurants from February 1 through February 23, 2010. Miracle Balloon sales offer guests another way to show their support of Children’s Miracle Network and contribute to the National Pancake Day fundraising effort.

In 2009, IHOP gave away 3 million pancakes and raised nearly $1.5 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities, far exceeding its goal to raise $1 million. Since starting its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has given away more than 6.1 million free pancakes to benefit children’s charities. That stacks up more than 53.5 miles high!

For more information about IHOP’s National Pancake Day, or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network and make an online donation, visit

DISCLOSURE: No compensation was provided for this post. I just like to support worthwhile causes!


  1. I, as a former IHOP waitress, am asking each and every one of you who decide to go... please be polite and tip your waiter or waitress. We had several people quit two years ago during this event because customers were being very nasty. This is one of the most difficult days for the servers, and it makes their day when someone is nice to them and leaves a tip as well. Remember, that's how they feed their families. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for the reminder, Joanna, to be nice to the servers. I'm sure it's a very tough day for them, and they deserve appreciation for all their hard work. Also, being that this is a day to benefit a very worthy cause, it's really a shame to mar it by nasty behavior.


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