Childrens Miracle Network and IHOP Flip for National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day, also known as Mardi Gras (or Shrove Tuesday), is a centuries old English tradition, in which all dairy products were used to make pancakes in preparation for Lent. IHOP, with its signature product of buttermilk pancakes, decided to take ownership of this annual holiday by creating a nationwide promotion designed to thank guests for their patronage and give back to the community.

National Pancake Day, also known as Mardi Gras (or Shrove Tuesday), is a centuries old English tradition, in which all dairy products were used to make pancakes in preparation for Lent. IHOP, with its signature product of buttermilk pancakes, decided to take ownership of this annual holiday by creating a nationwide promotion designed to thank guests for their patronage and give back to the community.

National Pancake Day 2006 was IHOP's biggest one-day event in the company's 48-year history. More than $340,000 was raised for charity, and nearly one million pancakes were given away to guests.

IHOP's is proud to announce the 2nd National Pancake Day is February 20, 2007. IHOP is proud to partner with Children's Miracle Network, as both organizations share similar goals and values - improving the lives of families in the communities they serve.

IHOP, together with Children's Miracle Network, will create a powerful and meaningful event. From 7 am - 10 pm in all restaurants coast-to-coast, IHOP will invite guests in to enjoy a free short stack of pancakes, and in return, invite them to make a voluntary donation to Children's Miracle Network, with the monies raised locally to benefit MeritCare Children's Hospital.