National Pancake Day means free IHOP hotcakes

February 5, 2013 12:24:51 PM PST
Imagine a big stack of steaming, hot pancakes melting with butter and dripping with syrup. Sounds good, huh?

A free stack of buttermilk pancakes sounds even better. And since it's National Pancake Day, IHOP is giving them away. But just for Tuesday. In exchange for a free short stack, the company is asking customers leave a donation for charity.

IHOP is hoping to raise $3 million for charity this year.

Opening as the International House of Pancakes in 1958 in the suburbs of Los Angeles, 15 years later the chain changed its name to IHOP. More than 1,550 restaurants have opened across the country since its inception.