FREE PANCAKES AT IHOP MARCH 4
Ninth Annual National Pancake Day Fundraiser Aims toRaise $3 Million Benefitting
Shriners Hospitals for Children
WHAT: For the ninth consecutive year, IHOP® restaurants in the Tyler, TX area will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise $3 million for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
WHY: For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children. IHOP hopes to raise $3 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to nearly $16 million for Shriners and other local charities.
WHEN: TUESDAY, March 4, 2014, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Participating IHOP restaurants in the Tyler, TX area.
Feel free to stop by the IHOP at 115 W Southwest Loop 323 in Tyler to interview an IHOP spokesperson and/or for live shots on Tuesday, March 4.
National Pancake Day Fun Facts:
· IHOP served 4.5 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2013 and pancake lovers donated nearly $3 million to children’s charities.
· All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2013 would create a stack nearly 13 miles high.
· Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $13 million and given away more than 22 million pancakes to support charities in the communities where it operates.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC
For over 55 years, International House of Pancakes, LLC has been a leader and expert in all things breakfast and a leader in family dining. The chain is highly competitive in its menu offering, serving 65 different signature, made-to-order breakfast options as well as a range of meals under 600 calories. Beyond offering “everything you love about breakfast, ®” IHOP® restaurants have a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, as well. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of December 31, 2013, there were 1,620 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Under the licensed name IHOP at HOME® consumers can also enjoy a line of premium breakfast products available at leading retailers. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC and its affiliates. International House of Pancakes, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN). For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit www.IHOP.com. Follow IHOP on Facebook and Twitter.
Editors Note: 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. In 2014, IHOP’s National Pancake Day will be celebrated on Shrove Tuesday, March 4.