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February 21, 2012 > 15 hours of free flapjacks

15 hours of free flapjacks

Submitted By Hannah Munoz

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Fremont area will benefit the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' program at Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland.

IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.


Free Flapjack Giveaway
Tuesday, February 28
7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (15 full hours)
Participating IHOP restaurants in the Fremont area
www.ihoppancakeday.com



Editors Note: Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. 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, or Shrove Tuesday. In 2012, IHOP's National Pancake Day will be celebrated a week later, as the popular annual campaign has evolved into a month-long celebration that takes place during the month of February. It will culminate with the free flapjack giveaway on February 28.

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