wants its customers to enjoy a short stack for a good cause in celebration of National Pancake Day. Flapjack fans nationwide can go to any IHOP and receive a free short stack of the famous pancakes in exchange for a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Tuesday, Feb. 28.
National Pancake Day is IHOP’s annual fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network, an international nonprofit that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and awareness of children’s health issues. Last year IHOP achieved its goal of raising $2.5 million for the nonprofit. This year the company has increased its goal to $2.7 million. Money raised at Atlanta-area IHOP restaurants benefits Atlanta's Children's Miracle Network affiliate Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Smyrna-Vinings Patch caught up with some IHOP diners this morning. Pattie Walden of Smyrna said she came to IHOP to place a take-out order Tuesday morning not knowing it was National Pancake Day. Walden changed her plans and decided to dine in so she could make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network.
John Wright was visiting Smyrna from Texas and came to IHOP for breakfast. He didn’t know about the fundraiser either, but added a short stack to his order when his waitress told him about the promotion.
Erroll Woods of Mableton treated his mother to breakfast when she told him about the fundraiser.
“I didn’t know it was Pancake Day,” he said. “But my mother did. So I brought her to breakfast after she had surgery this morning.”