Pancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP restaurant, such as the one at 533 Old Country Rd. in Westbury, to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the brand’s annual National Pancake Day on March 8.
In its 11th year, IHOP restaurants will give away millions of free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurants ask guests to leave behind a voluntary donation for their local charities –this includes Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, The Leukemia, Lymphoma Society, Shriners Hospital for Children and other local charities. Over the past 10 years, National Pancake Day has raised $20 million for local charities. In 2016, IHOP aims to raise $3.5 million. All donations collected will remain in the local communities, where they are raised. It will also be used to fund life-saving equipment, research, community outreach events, educational tools and much more.
This year, in keeping with the focus on bringing neighbors together to help the community, local members of Kiwanis International and its affiliated clubs, including Key Club and Circle K, will join volunteers from the charities to help spread the message in the restaurants that every donation matters.
Prior to National Pancake Day, participating IHOP restaurants supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will sell “Miracle Balloons” for $1 and $5. The balloons will be available for purchase through March 8. Guests who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount coupon that can be used during their next visit to IHOP. Restaurant locations that are supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will offer similar programs.
For more information on National Pancake Day, please visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.