IHOP giving away pancakes
Today has religious significance not just for Catholics, but also for people who worship pancakes. It’s their national day and to celebrate, IHOP is giving away free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Stop by any IHOP and receive a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for free. A short stack is three pancakes, no sides. All IHOP asks is that you consider making a donation to the Children Miracle’s Network. So unless you’re a stingy bastard who hates helping kids, this is not really a free meal but a meal for a great cause.
Here are the area’s 10 IHOPs.
Update! The day is related to Lent after all. From IHOP:
Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day dates
back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during
Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during
Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter
and other dairy products… hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove
Since beginning its National Pancake Day
celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly two million dollars to
support charities in the communities in which it operates. With your
help, we hope to raise $1,000,000 for Children’s Miracle Network in