Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day
You can get a free short stack of pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day (March 7) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. IHOP launched National Pancake Day in 2006. The idea behind the “holiday” is to give customers a short stack of pancakes for free and encourage them to donate what they would have spent on breakfast.
Since 2006 IHOP has been able to raise $24 million for charity. IHOP asks its customers to donate to one of its partner charities, which includes Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year the company hopes to raise another $3.5 million to children battling diseases.
If you’re wondering about the IHOP nearest you you can find the closest restaurant using this store locator.
Other Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day
National Pancake Day isn’t only celebrated at IHOP though. The day is celebrated annually on Shrove Tuesday (the Tuesday after Ash Wednesday). While IHOP is the most popular place to grab free pancakes, there are other restaurants offering freebies and deals tomorrow too. Below are some of the best deals and freebies for National Pancake Day:
- Denny’s: $4 all-you-can-eat pancakes
- Friendly’s: take 50% off your entire breakfast
- Original Pancake House: get 10% off a flame broiler through the end of March
You don’t have to go out to eat to celebrate National Pancake Day either. Some companies like Bisquick and Hungry Jack are offering discounts on their pancake mixes in the store. You may be able to find a manufacturer coupon or a coupon in-house to get $0.50 or more off your pancake mix.
Companies and nonprofit organizations have been using pancake breakfasts to raise money for charity for years. Everyone loves a fluffy short stack of pancakes (and they are relatively cheap to make), which makes it easy to raise money for different charities.
How will you celebrate National Pancake Day?
Photo: Sean MacEntee