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IHOP's free pancakes day celebration expands to Canada and Puerto Rico

IHOP is serving free pancakes for National Pancake Day
IHOP is serving free pancakes for National Pancake DayRestaurant Magazine

Tuesday marks IHOP’s ninth annual National Pancake Day celebration and IHOP wants to serve you its famous buttermilk pancakes for free. Walk into any of one of 1,500 IHOP restaurants between the hours of 7.am. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday (March 4), and get a complimentary short stack of pancakes.

For the first time, this year’s 15 hour fundraiser is expanding to Canada and Puerto Rico. IHOP guests taking advantage of the free pancakes deal are encouraged to make a donation in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities.

IHOP restaurant locations in Mexico will offer a significant discount on pancakes to coincide with the National Pancake Day campaign. A stack of two buttermilk pancakes will be sold for 29 pesos and all proceeds from sales will go to Asociación Mexicana de Ayuda a Niños con Cáncer (AMANC). This organization provides accommodations and resources to children and their families who are battling cancer.

“Our guests, our franchisees, their team members, and all of us at IHOP look forward to National Pancake Day every year. Knowing that every free stack of buttermilk pancakes has the potential to improve the lives of the children in their own community makes serving them and eating them even more enjoyable than usual,” Julia Stewart, Interim President, International House of Pancakes, LLC and CEO of the parent company, DineEquity, Inc., said in a press release.

IHOP National Pancake Day has raised over $13 million for children's charities in the United States over the past eight years. This year, the restaurant chain hopes to raise another $3 million with the help of pancake lovers.