GLENDALE, Calif. — To celebrate National Pancake Day on Feb. 27, IHOP is giving its Canadian guests a complimentary short stack of buttermilk pancakes at participating IHOP restaurants across the country. In return, guests are asked to make a donation of any size to their local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital in their area.
“National Pancake Day in Canada has become a signature event for IHOP, not just for our guests but for our franchisees and their team members, all of whom are passionate about the opportunity to use what IHOP is most famous for — our buttermilk pancakes — to raise money for the health and well-being of children in their neighbourhoods,” says Steve Joyce, president, International and CEO, DineEquity. “Thanks to the generous donations of our guests, we have seen our fundraising totals climb every year and we look forward to another record-breaking year of donations.”
Since National Pancake Day was inaugurated in Canada, guests have donated more than $225,000 for their local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. National Pancake Day began in the U.S. in 2006, and to date has raised $30 million for children’s health.
“National Pancake Day is a fun and unique way to help the kids in communities all across Canada,” says Mark Hierlihy, president and CEO of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (Children’s Miracle Network in Canada). “We value partners like IHOP and their employees who raise funds for our member hospitals to put towards the most critical needs at their facilities.”