Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tall aims for IHOP's short stack Pancake Day fundraiser
An IHOP short stack is free today, National Pancake Day.
Today is National Pancake Day, and IHOP restaurants nationwide, including the 1850 Ala Moana Boulevard location, are offering each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. Locally, donations received will benefit Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children. The event continues through 10 p.m.
Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepared 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.
The aim is to raise $3 million, adding to the nearly $16 million IHOP has raised over nine years with its National Pancake Day fundraising effort.