Next week we'll celebrate National Pancake Day. Wonder what it is and how you can get some? Let me tell you...
IHOP (that's International House of Pancakes for those of you that aren't too familiar with late night pancake eating), started their National Pancake Day in 2006. Here's their details:
Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products...hence the name Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $3.25 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. While IHOP's National Pancake Day typically takes place on Shrove Tuesday, this year the company will host its free pancake event on Tuesday, February 23, extending the fundraising window by one week to maximize donations for Children's Miracle Network. With your help, we hope to raise $5 million in five years for Children's Miracle Network through your donations in 2010!
Basically, on Tuesday, February 23rd you can go on down to your local IHOP and get a short stack of pancakes for FREE. They would like it if you made a donation to Children's Miricale Network but it's not required. So mark your calendars, Tuesday February 23rd from 7am to 10pm
Get out there and get some free pancakes, and donate to a great cause, in The Buff!