A one-day in-restaurant tradition and event where guests can enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk Pancakes under our blue roof! For over 63 years, IHOP has been committed to giving back to our communities. Every dollar raised during National Pancake Day supports local children’s hospitals through our charity partners.

Over $30 million has been raised by IHOP guests for various children’s hospitals throughout the country. Guests can round up their checks to the nearest dollar, make in-restaurant donations, or donate online through the link below.

Your Donations Benefit Local Children's Hospitals

Since, 1983 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© has raised money for children’s hospitals in the U.S. Donations stay local to help fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with funding research and hospital equipment, as well as financially assisting families in need. Learn more by visiting the CMN Hospitals website.

Founded in 1949 in New York City, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society© has made it their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and other blood cancers, as well as provide funding for research and patient services. It is recognized as the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer in the world. Read more about LLS here.

Since opening its first hospital in 1922, Shriners Children’sTM has evolved into one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty healthcare systems in the world. In its 100-year history, the Shriners have taken bold steps to be leaders in providing innovative, exceptional care and treatment to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate and other conditions. Learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What does IHOP do on National Pancake Day?
A: For the past 16 years, IHOP has celebrated its own national holiday, National Pancake Day, a one-day, in-restaurant event where guests enjoy a free Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes together under IHOP’s blue roof. Part of National Pancake Day is encouraging IHOP guests to donate to children’s hospitals through our charity partners. Together we’ve raised more than $30 million for local children’s hospitals!
Q: How do you get free pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day?
A: You get a free Short Stack of pancakes visiting your local participating IHOP on March 1 (7am-4pm, dine-in only. Select restaurants available 7am-10pm).

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