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IHOP Offers 15 Hours of Free Flapjacks on February 28

Laura Kaeppeler, newly crowned Miss America, is assisting with the special fund-raising offer of National Pancake Day that will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

Following are the details for this life-saving and palate-pleasing offer from IHOP.

WHAT: 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 and other local charities.

WHY: 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. 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.

WHEN: TUESDAY, February 28, 2012, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.  (15 full hours)

WHERE: Participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.

Content to tell the story is available for download at the multimedia page.

National Pancake Day Fun Facts From Last Year:

  • IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
  • All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.
  • Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
  • National Pancake Day 2011 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 53-year history.

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