It’s National Pancake Day. That means FREE PANCAKES AT IHOP. February 23, 2010 From 7AM to 10 PM,
Get a Free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes. *All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities.
I think the key word there is "consider." Last year I considered it for a moment then walked out without donating. Unfortunantly, my wife is not so callus.
About National Pancake Day
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $3.25 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. While IHOP's National Pancake Day typically takes place on Shrove Tuesday, this year the company will host its free pancake event on Tuesday, February 23, extending the fundraising window by one week to maximize donations for Children's Miracle Network. With your help, we hope to raise $5 million in five years for Children's Miracle Network and other local charities through your donations in 2010!
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.