The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is holding their National Pancake Day fundraiser on March 4th from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., when IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and in return customers are encouraged to leave a little behind for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepared 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 Fat Tuesday.
A little more about the 1st Annual National Pancake Day Fundraiser in Canada aimed to raise donations for the Children’s Miracle Network.
For the first time in the fundraiser’s nine-year history, IHOP restaurants® throughout Canada and the United States will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise donations benefitting Children’s Miracle Network programs.
WHEN: TUESDAY, March 4, 2014, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Participating IHOP restaurants in the Toronto area.
WHO: National Pancake Day donations in the Toronto area will benefit McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.
National Pancake Day Fun Facts:
· IHOP served 4.5 million free pancakes in the United States on National Pancake Day 2013 and pancake lovers donated nearly $3 million to children’s charities.
· All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2013 in the United States would create a stack nearly 13 miles high.
· Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $13 million and given away more than 22 million pancakes to support charities in the communities where it operates in the United States.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC
For over 55 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories. Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast, ®” IHOP® restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of December 31, 2013, there were 1,620 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).
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