Nothing says lovin' like free breakfast. Did you know that Tuesday is IHOP's National Pancake Day Celebration? Guests will receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, IHOP is hoping guests will make a contribution to the restaurant's Children's Miracle Network fund. IHOP hopes to raise $1 million for the effort, helping children's hopitals and other charities across the nation.
Pancake Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras, ushers in the season of Lent. Centuries ago in England during this time people fasted from dairy products. So pancakes were made to use up remaining dairy supplies before the 40-day period.
Head to the nearest IHOP tomorrow for a free stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. And, if you can, donate a few bucks to the Children's Miracle Network.
For more information, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
- January Holmes