Today’s National Pancake Day, and if you’ve been paying attention the past few years, you know IHOP usually celebrates with a free short stack for anyone who comes in to a participating location.
In this case there is such a thing as a free lunch (or breakfast), but we need to qualify that. Those dining at IHOP today will be asked to consider a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. No obligation, but folks who have been moved by the cause (not to mention the free pancakes) have donated nearly $20 million to the hospitals since 2006, IHOP says.
The deal — three free buttermilk pancakes — is good until 7 p.m. today at participating locations. There are about two dozen IHOPs in the valley.
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