National Pancake Day returns with goal to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities
WHAT: For the eighth 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. Donations made at IHOPs in the Western New York area will benefit the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' program at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. IHOP hopes to raise $3 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $13 million.
To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Participating IHOP restaurants in the Western New York area, including the one at 4003 Maple Road, Amherst.
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National Pancake Day Fun Facts:
•IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2012 and pancake lovers donated more than $3 million to children's charities.
•All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2012 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.
•Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
•National Pancake Day 2012 was IHOP's largest one-day event in the company's 54-year history.