IHOP celebrates “Decade of Giving” with free pancakes
INDIANAPOLIS, In. (March 3, 2015) – Today, IHOP restaurants nationwide will open their doors for National Pancake Day, giving a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to every guest.
For every stack of pancakes served, guests are encouraged to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
This year marks a “Decade of Giving” for the restaurant – a milestone that has inspired higher fundraising goals than ever before. This year, IHOP hopes to raise $3.5 million, bringing the total raised over the past ten years to almost $20 million.
“It’s both incredible and incredibly gratifying that we are now marking a full decade of National Pancake Day, which has become not only a favorite of guests, but of our franchisees and team members,” said Julia Stewart, Interim President, International House of Pancakes, LLC. “Little did we dream, ten years ago, that thanks to the generosity of our guests, we would be able to raise $16 million dollars, one short stack at a time, and make a substantial difference in the lives of the children in our local communities!”
According to IHOP, their restaurants served nearly 4.2 million free pancakes last year – enough to create a stack more than 12 miles high.
“It is also thrilling to see National Pancake Day grow into International Pancake Day, and to see how truly global the spirit of giving back to the community is,” added Stewart. “Now that the tradition has become established in Canada and Mexico, we look forward to welcoming our restaurants in the Philippines to this worldwide effort, and to continuing this international growth for many decades to come.”
To find your local IHOP store, or to donate online, please visit ihoppancakeday.com.