IHOP is on a mission to raise $2.7 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities with its National Pancake Day celebration, set for Tuesday, Feb. 28.

IHOP is making it easier than ever for their guests to donate with an online giving option and a month-long bounce-back balloon sales offer. 

The annual National Pancake Day fundraiser invites guests to enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the hope that they consider making a voluntary contribution to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their area.

Last year, the event raised more than $2.5 million, and since the first National Pancake Day, the program has raised nearly $8 million.

Raising the fundraising goal to an all-time high this year, IHOP is counting on donations from guests who cannot visit an IHOP on National Pancake Day, and thus offering them a chance to contribute all month long. Guests are invited to visit www.IHOPpancakeday.com at any time to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

In addition, IHOP restaurants nationwide will sell personalized Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals paper, “Miracle Balloons,” that will be displayed during the entire month of February. 

Balloons will be available for $1 and $5, with the $5 balloon offering an incentive coupon of $5 off on a future visit to participating IHOP locations. Through the sale of its iconic red and yellow Miracle Balloons, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has created countless miracles at children’s hospitals, $1 at a time.

For more information about National Pancake Day, to find a local IHOP, or to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, please visit www.IHOPpancakeday.com.

Industry News, IHOP