IHOP Free Pancake Day
IHOP will serve millions of free pancakes again during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
More than 1,400 IHOP restaurants throughout the U.S., including the Bay Area, will offer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to all diners from 7am to 10pm.
IHOP National Pancake Day Celebration
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (7a-10p)
San Francisco Locations
– Marina District – 2299 Lombard Street @ Fillmore
– Fisherman’s Wharf – 200 Beach Street @ Powell
Locations also in Daly City, San Rafael, Emeryville, Concord, Dublin, San Jose and more – Find an IHOP near you.
Free, but consider a donation: In return, IHOP guests are asked to donate what they would have paid for the free pancakes, or more, to the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in their community, or another designated local cause.
Why is today “National Pancake Day”? For centuries, the English have ‘flipped’ for pancakes in celebration of Shrove Tuesday, which heralds the beginning of fasting during Lent. Long ago, strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products . . . hence the name Pancake Tuesday.