National Pancake Day is Feb. 28 – that means free flapjacks at IHOP

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities.

The IHOP at 1002 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins is open 24 hours, but will only be serving free pancakes Feb. 28 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children. IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Fun facts:
• IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
• All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.
• Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
• National Pancake Day 2011 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 53-year history.

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