Celebrate National Pancake Day 2020

IHOP will celebrate National Pancake Day 2020 on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 7a-7p with a free pancakes at participating locations. Guests receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, diners will be asked to leave a “little something” for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities on Free Pancake Day.

Donations from National Pancake Day 2020 will benefit

  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

On National Pancake Day 2020, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $5 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the fundraising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities.

The goal for Pancake Day 2020 is to raise. $5 million dollars for charity!

Locally, Beaumont Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, will receive the donations from the following SE Michigan / Metro Detroit iHOPS on Pancake Day

  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Brighton
  • Canton
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Detroit
  • Livonia
  • Monroe
  • Novi
  • Roseville
  • Royal Oak
  • Sterling Heights
  • Woodhaven
  • Ypsilanti

National Pancake Day Fun Facts

  • IHOP served four million free pancakes on Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
  • All of the free pancakes served on Pancake Day 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.
  • Since the inception of Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
  • National Pancake Day or Free Pancake Day 2011 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 53-year history.
  • Since National Pancake Day® began in 2006, IHOP®, our franchisees and guests have raised close to $30 million for IHOP’s community partners.

For more information on Pancake Day, or to learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

IHOP Note: Pancake Day is a tradition that 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. It will culminate with the free pancake giveaway on February 25, 2020.

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For more about National Pancake Day 2020, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com or email

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