Pancakes, glorious pancakes! Stacked up and oozing with syrup, this comfort food classic tastes great any time of day or year,but damn do free pancakes taste even more delicious.
Tuesday, March 7 marks National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants, and across North America, they’ll be giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes.
The National Pancake Day event is actually a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and their local hospitals (in British Columbia it’s the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation) so guests who come in for the free pancakes are urged to leave a donation.
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The fundraiser is in its 12th year in its native US and the fourth year in Canada. This year, IHOP expects to serve a record-breaking five million pancakes in a single day, according to the California-based chain.
A little more official info:
Participating IHOP restaurants in Canada will also sell “Miracle Balloons” for $1 and $5. The balloons will be available for purchase beginning February 1 through March 7. Guests who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount coupon that can be used during their next visit to IHOP. All of the donations raised stay within the local communities, helping to provide immediate life-saving treatment and equipment for local children.
There are 11 IHOP locations in Metro Vancouver. Use their website to find the one nearest you.
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 7 am to 7 pm; select locations may be open later
Where: All Canadian IHOP locations