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IHOP to offer free pancakes

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IHOP is giving away free pancakes to anyone and everyone on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 to celebrate National Pancake Day. The restaurant is aiming to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in celebration of the organization's 30th anniversary.

During National Pancake Day more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP's signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children.

This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day. The fundraiser has raised more than $10 million dollars for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. In 2012 alone, IHOP raised more than $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities.

Guests visiting participating IHOP restaurants will also have the option to purchase "Miracle Balloons" throughout the month of January leading into National Pancake Day. All proceeds will go to Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Participating restaurants will display the balloons in celebration of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 30-year anniversary. Those who buy a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 off discount that can be credited toward their next visit.

For more information on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com. <http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/>

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