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At IHOP you can 'come hungry, leave happy' helping others on National Pancake Day

IHOP national pancake dayGet ready to chow down at the annual National Pancake Day sponsored by IHOP with free short stacks given away free to guests in the hope that they will, in turn, help others.

National Pancake Day 2024

In recent years, IHOP National Pancake Day has become a moveable feast with dates that change from year to year.

This year, participating IHOP restaurants nationwide will again tempt guests with an offer of a free buttermilk short stack for dine-in customers. Meanwhile, keep it here for the official announcement on when IHOP plans to celebrate in 2024!

With a goal of raising millions of dollars in its annual free pancake giveaway, IHOP hopes their free offer will prompt customers to give generously to the Children's Miracle Network and other local charities.

All about National Pancake Day

Now in its 17th year, IHOP began holding the fundraiser in observance of Fat Tuesday in 2006.

Throughout history, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of fasting before Easter, when milk and egg products were forbidden. To use up all the ingredients, household cooks traditionally made heaping stacks of pancakes, and IHOP continues that tradition today -- with an additional focus on charitable giving during the Lenten season.

So watch for events and activities surrounding the celebration, with opportunities to support Children’s Miracle Network and other national charities throughout the month.

Traditionally, more than four million free flapjacks are served on National Pancake Day and more than $3 million raised for charity. In 2023 visitors are expected to top that record at IHOP's nationwide to help the cause of supporting those less fortunate than themselves.

So sit right down and help yourself to a stack of buttermilk pancakes that not only taste good, but FEEL good as you help make a huge diffference in the lives of the less fortunate.

See you there!

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