IHOP will be offering free pancakes to customers on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time at its 1,650 US locations in all 50 states in celebration of National Pancake Day.
According to IHOP, the company will offer a free short stack of its buttermilk pancakes for free for much of the day. The pancakes normally sell for $4.79 per serving.
IHOP said it expects to serve 5 million pancakes on Tuesday.
In return for the free pancakes, IHOP is requesting customers to leave a donation in any denomination.
The free pancake day is part of a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Shriners Hospitals for Children. IHOP said it hopes to raise $3.5 million on Tuesday.
Since 2006, IHOP's National Pancake Day has raised $24 million for charities.
"IHOP and our franchisees are honored to partner with leading non-profit organizations like Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children for our National Pancake Day event and help fight serious childhood illnesses," said Darren Rebelez, President, IHOP Restaurants. "Year after year, we look forward to celebrating with our guests and fans, and are amazed by their generosity. Every pancake served on IHOP National Pancake Day has a purpose, and every penny raised goes a long way in making a meaningful, and lasting, impact on so many kids and families in our communities."
IHOP said Tuesday's offer is for dine-in customers only, and there is a limit of one per customer.