Free pancakes in exchange for voluntary donation

IHOP is celebrating their National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. A person can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in exchange for a voluntary donation to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. The IHOP in Logan will be donating their proceeds to the Primary Children’s Miracle Center. Hannah Munoz, spokeswoman for IHOP, says “They do this all for charity. That’s what they want out of it. They want to help the kids.” The IHOPs around the nation hope to raise $2.7 million this year. They have been doing National Pancake Day since 2006. If they can raise $2.7 million that will bring their net total to over $10 million. Last year they raised $2.5 million and served enough pancakes to create a stack nearly 16 miles high. National Pancake Day 2011 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 53-year history. Pancake Day is a tradition that has existed for many centuries. The English used to prepare for a fast during Lent. As Lent took its course people were prohibited from eating all dairy products, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter, etc. Because of this the name Pancake Day, or Pancake Tuesday, came about. If someone is interested in donating and getting free pancakes on Tuesday’s 15-hour event, Logan’s IHOP is located at 1040 North Main. People can also donate online at

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