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

Tuesday.

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

2009!

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