On Tuesday, Feb. 16, at its 18 locations, two dollars from every Pannekoek sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer. Select restaurants will also offer opportunities for their community to raise additional funds.
Shrove Tuesday is a time of universal feasting, fun and celebration. Celebrated annually all over the world, it’s also known as Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday” in French), Carnival (from the Latin “farewell to the flesh”) and Fastnacht (the Germanic “night of the fast”). But it also has a more popular name — Pancake Tuesday. The English community celebrates this day by preparing pancakes, traditionally so people can to use up rich ingredients like butter and eggs before the Lenten fast. It is the natural time of year for De Dutch — whose signature dish is the Pannekoek, a Dutch-style pancake — to celebrate and give back to the community.
The 35-year-old De Dutch franchise has 18 locations in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, Okanagan and Cariboo. While offering dinner at its Strawberry Hill location, De Dutch Pannekoek House specializes in breakfast, brunch and lunch, offering customers European ethnicity in its menu, with the Pannekoek, a 12″ in diameter Dutch-style pancake, its signature dish.
On Feb. 16, to maximize the opportunity for fun and fundraising, locations will be open for extended hours until 8 p.m.