The goodness of fluffy light as a cloud pancakes are so coveted on this planet they get their own holiday, also called Shrove Tuesday. It has its roots in Lent, as a precursor when people would clean their cupboards of butter, sugar and eggs, they found making them into pancakes was a good way to go. IHOP continues this tradition of Pancake Day as a celebration around their buttermilk recipe serving up shortstacks for free on March 1st. The catch, if you can call it that, is that they ask you to make a donation to children’s charity on that day. Last year’s fundraising was so successful they raised 2.1 million dollars. This year they are hoping to make it up to 2.5 million total.
Check Maui’s IHOP out on March 1, 2011 for your stack of buttermilk flapjacks, they have lots of other items on their menu too. Fried chicken salad, Americana comfort menu.
Here are some fun facts about Pancake Day and IHOP:
· IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2010 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.1 million to children’s charities, far exceeding the fundraising goal.
· All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2010 would have created a stack more than 31.5 miles high.
· Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $5.35 million and given away more than 10.1 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
· National Pancake Day 2010 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 52-year history.