You Can Get A Free Short Stack of Pancakes At IHOP

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If you can’t say no to pancakes — especially free pancakes — then you’re going to want to head to IHOP on March 12. IHOP is giving away short stacks of their original buttermilk pancakes all day for their Free Pancake Day event. But IHOP is hoping that you will “flip it forward” when you snag your free flapjacks and give to kids in need.

In return for the free pancakes, IHOP is asking that you donate to help children battling critical illnesses. Your donation will help the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, according to the IHOP website. With this exchange, they’re boasting that “doing good never tasted so good” — and they’re right about that!

The short stack features three of the fluffy pancakes that IHOP is known for. Topped with butter and plenty of syrup, there’s no way these won’t be absolutely delicious!


All you have to do to take advantage of this deal is visit the nearest IHOP location and place an order for their original short stack buttermilk pancakes. It’s that simple.

In the meantime, IHOP decided to find another way to raise money for these three organizations by enlisting some help from kids who have survived scary illnesses. Three kid chefs went to the IHOP test kitchen to develop their own pancake recipes for the promotion. As you can see from their day at the test kitchen, these kid chefs came up with some tasty-looking creations:

If you order the kids’ winning recipe, Brody’s Oreo Oh My Goodness pancake, now through April 14, IHOP will donate a dollar to the charities. So even if you can’t make it to IHOP on March 12 for a free short stack, you can still pitch in and help out some kids in need on your next visit.

So, who’s ready for some pancakes?

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