Monday, February 23, 2009

National Pancake Day - Free Shortstack at IHOP

Tomorrow is National Pancake Day.

According to IHOP's site, the tradition of National Pancake Day is rooted in the English celebration of Fat Tuesday. During Lent, the consumption of dairy products was prohibited, so on the Tuesday before the start of Lent , the English made pancakes to use up the eggs, milk, butter and such.

You can celebrate at IHOP on Tuesday, February 24th from 7 am to 10 pm with a free short stack (three) of buttermilk pancakes. They simply suggest that you make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network, or other local charity. IHOP has been celebrating National Pancake Day since 2006. Last year they raised $875,000 for Children's Miracle Network and have set the goal this year at $1,000,000.

To learn more about the celebration and to find a location near you, head over to IHOP's National Pancake Day website.