Thursday, October 30, 2008

IHOP To Raise $1,000,000 For Children's Hospitals With National Pancake Day Celebration

IHOP restaurants nationwide will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 7 am to 10 pm and offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, IHOP will ask guests to donate what they would have paid for the pancakes, or more, to Children’s Miracle Network or other local charities. This year, IHOP restaurants around the country hope to raise $1,000,000, which will benefit children’s hospitals and other charities throughout the U.S. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit

*NOTE: For centuries, the English have ‘flipped’ for pancakes in celebration of Shrove Tuesday, which heralds the beginning of fasting during Lent. Long ago, strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products . . hence the name Pancake Tuesday

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