Free Short Stack of Pancakes at IHOP® Restaurants – February 27



IHOP® Restaurants and Miss International Canada Partner to Provide Much Needed Funds for Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals



In celebration of National Pancake Day on February 27, participating IHOP® Restaurants will once again offer guests one free short stack of their famous Original  Buttermilk Pancakes, in the hopes that they will pay it forward with a voluntary donation to the Children’s Miracle Network member hospital in their community.


Each year, the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout North America provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. This year marks the fifth year that IHOP Restaurants has extended the successful fundraiser to Canada. To find a local IHOP restaurant, visit


Miss International Canada 2017, Marta Magdalena Stepien, will be joining IHOP and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as Canadian Ambassador for National Pancake Day.


TUESDAY February 27, 2018, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

(Some restaurants in Niagara Falls close earlier)


 Participating IHOP restaurants throughout Canada.


National Pancake Day Fun Facts:

  • More than 5 million Pancakes with a Purpose are expected to be served at IHOP on National Pancake Day (including Canada, the U.S. and Mexico).
  • IHOP first started National Pancake Day in 2006 as their signature day of giving and since then has raised $30 million for their charity partners.
  • Today IHOP has more than 1,750 restaurants around the world.



For 60 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. Today, there are more than 1,750 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Thailand, India and The Philippines. IHOP restaurants are franchised by affiliates of Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN)

Editor’s Note: 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 Shrove Tuesday.