IHOP Free Pancake Day Original Buttermilk Pancakes

Flip it Forward for Kids

Free Pancakes at IHOP
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

On IHOP Free Pancake Day, visit any IHOP restaurant and get a FREE short stack of our Original Buttermilk Pancakes. Then donate to help children battling critical illnesses. Each stack served on IHOP Free Pancake Day helps us flip it forward for kids in need. Doing good never tasted so good.

IHOP Free Pancake Day Original Buttermilk Pancakes

2019 IHOP Kid Chef Champion -
Chef Brody

Watch Brody’s Story
Brody and his pancake creation

Brody’s winning creation is OREO® Oh My Goodness pancakes – a stack of two buttermilk pancakes with OREO® cookie pieces baked in and topped with cupcake icing, more cookie pieces and whipped topping.

$1 from the sale of every OREO® Oh My Goodness pancake stack or breakfast combo goes to support IHOP Free Pancake Day charities. Available at IHOP restaurants nationwide: February 25 – April 14, 2019

Read Brody’s Story Dig In

Meet the 2019 IHOP Kid Chef Team

To kick off IHOP Free Pancake Day, we invited kids treated at any Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to dream up their best pancake recipe. Three finalists emerged. Watch them in action at the IHOP test kitchen. Read their stories and check out their pancakes.

Watch the Kid Chef Team in action
IHOP Free Pancake Day Kid Chef Brody


Age: 6
City: Worcester, MA

Brody’s pancake creation: OREO® Oh My Goodness Pancakes

Brody was born with an abdominal wall defect that caused most of his organs to be on the outside. He underwent multiple surgeries to move his organs back inside the stomach. Today, he’s a healthy, active first-grader.

More about Brody >
IHOP Free Pancake Day Kid Chef Nellie


Age: 8
City: Salt Lake City, UT

Nellie’s pancake creation: PaNellie Unicorn Pancakes

Nellie suffers from Dense Deposit Disease, a rare disease that stops the kidneys from correctly filtering waste from the blood. A bubbly little girl, Nellie regularly undergoes dialysis and blood infusions.

More about Nellie >
IHOP Free Pancake Day Kid Chef Coleman


Age: 15
City: Manhattan Beach, CA

Coleman’s pancake creation: Hawaiian Luau Pancakes

Coleman was six weeks old when he was diagnosed with cardiopathy. At the age of seven he underwent a heart transplant. Thanks to the care he received, today Coleman is healthy and thriving.

More about Coleman >

Your donation does wonders for these great charities.

IHOP Free Pancake Day Children’s Miracle Network

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® have raised more than $5 billion for 170-member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments to kids across the U.S. and Canada.

IHOP Free Pancake Day Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children® are changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research, and outstanding medical education.

IHOP Free Pancake Day Leukemia Lymphoma Society

The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.


If you are a member of the media and would like to request any of the following to help tell the IHOP Free Pancake Day story, please contact us at [email protected].

Potential Media Activities:

  • In-restaurant TV broadcast/pancake cooking demo on IHOP Free Pancake Day (designated locations)
  • Live radio remote feed from an IHOP® on IHOP Free Pancake Day (designated locations)
  • Pancakes delivered for on-air talent
  • IHOP® or charity spokesperson interview
  • Gift cards for audience giveaways