IHOP Serving Up a Free Shortstack for National Pancake Day

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March 1 is National Pancake Day and IHOP is hoping to raise $2.4 Million for charity.

IHOP is firing up the griddle this morning and getting ready to serve free pancakes to America — including Long Beach. Today is National Pancake Day and the company hopes to raise $2.3 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals, as well as other worthy local causes.

On Tuesday, March 1, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants throughout the United States are inviting guests to enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Diners are invited to donate what they would have paid for the free pancakes, or more, to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or other worthy causes. This philanthropic endeavor is part of the sixth annual National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day

“IHOP’s National Pancake Day has become a highly anticipated annual event in communities throughout the United States, and provides our guests a fun opportunity to support the efforts of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities,” said Jean Birch, IHOP’s president. “Last year, we surpassed our goal of raising $5 million in our first five years, and this year we are raising the bar again with our most ambitious fundraising goal to date.”

Additionally, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals “Miracle Balloons” will be sold for $1 and $5 each and will be personalized and displayed at participating IHOP restaurants from February 1 through March 1, 2011. Miracle Balloons offer guests an additional way to show their support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and contribute to the IHOP National Pancake Day fundraising effort.

Find Free Pancakes at IHOP in Long Beach

There are two IHOP locations in Long Beach. Call the restaurant for details or stop by for a free short stack of pancakes on Tuesday, March 1 between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • IHOP #777
    700 E. 45th Street
    LONG BEACH, CA 90807-1510 Call 562-422 8310
  • IHOP #715
    1101 E. Pacific Coast Highway
    Call 562-591 1050

Since the inception of its National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $5.35 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. In 2010 alone, IHOP served more than four million free pancakes and raised over $2.1 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

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

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