Two of my favorite things in the entire world are eating pancakes and helping children. Now, if there was only a way I could do both at the same time. Hold the phone! You CAN do both today at IHOP!

Today is National Pancake Day and to celebrate you can get FREE pancakes at IHOP with a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which includes Riley Hospital for Children.

According to a press release from IHOP, "On National Pancake Day, guests who visit participating restaurants will receive a free short stack of IHOP’s world-famous Buttermilk pancakes, and in return are asked to leave a voluntary donation to benefit the CMN Hospital in their community. To find a local IHOP restaurant or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com." So, donations aren't required but it's for the kids!

The promotion ONLY lasts from March 7, 2017, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. This includes our own franchise at the corner of Burkhardt Road and Virginia Street on Evansville's east side.

But, do expect a wait. IHOP Restaurants will be serving about 5 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day this year. That's a lot of pancakes! But, in 2016, $4 million was raised for children's charities and $24 million has been raised to support children's charities in communities where IHOPS operate.

ashley S