National Pancake Day: Free pancakes with a purpose at IHOP

WASHINGTON — It’s a fantastic day for fans of one of breakfast’s fluffiest foods: IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day by giving away free short stacks — and every stack served goes toward a $5 million donation goal for children’s hospitals.

The event lasts until 7 p.m. Tuesday at IHOPs nationwide.

IHOP said that since the celebration’s inception in 2006, it has raised nearly $30 million for its community partners.

National Pancake Day falls on a different day every year.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

This content was republished with permission from CNN.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up