About National Pancake Day – IHOP
Since 2006, IHOP has celebrated its own national holiday, National Pancake Day, a one-day, in-restaurant event where guests enjoy a free Short Stack together under IHOP's blue roof," said Kieran Donahue, Chief Marketing Officer, IHOP.
The day is observed in either late February or early March.
"We know that our restaurants are an integral part of the communities that we serve, and for more than 63 years, we’ve prided ourselves on giving back to where our guests live, work, and play. Our Month of Giving event has an important purpose as every dollar raised during IHOP’s National Pancake Day campaign stays local and supports the nearest children’s hospital associated with the charity partners."
Since the first National Pancake Day, IHOP guests have raised over $30 million for various children’s hospitals throughout the country. In 2022, guests are encouraged to donate in restaurants on-check by rounding up to the nearest dollar (with the change going to the charity), through purchasing wall tags in restaurants for a $1 donation, or by adding a donation while ordering online via ihop.com. There is also the option to directly donate to each charity by visiting www.ihop.com/en/national-pancake-day.