Tomorrow, February 5, is National Pancake Day, and breakfast food icon IHOP is offering customers a free short stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at various locations in Philadelphia and around the country. With the goal of raising $3 million for charity, this is the eighth year running that IHOP is doling out a complimentary plate of hotcakes in hopes of convincing diners to donate.
The first IHOP celebration of National Pancake Day was in 2006, and the organization has raised over $10 million in the years since. The donations will be collected as usual for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital and other local charities.
There are four or five IHOP locations in the Philadelphia area that are participating, including one on 1320 Walnut St. and 4310 Roosevelt Blvd within the city limits. Also, diners in the suburbs like Ardmore, Blue Bell and Jenkintown will be open for free plates as well.