I have pancakes on my mind. Been craving them for a while now. In fact, I am about to meet a friend at Suppenkuche in San Francisco for brunch, since I just can’t resist both their German-style apple-plum baked pancake and their crisp, tender potato pancakes (served with apple sauce). Hold on –let me just savor this moment in anticipation.
Well, wouldn’t you know it – this coming Tuesday is National Pancake Day, so maybe all these pancake thoughts aren’t just a coincidence. There may be even a Hallmark card section for them. But no matter –they’re a quintessential American morning staple. Soft and fluffy, stacked with little pats of butter, all they need is a generous serving of warm maple syrup. And how do you cut your pieces? One at a time? Or do you take your knife and fork and cut it all up before you dig in?
No matter, because this Tuesday, IHOP has a free pancake offer for you.
Stop in between 7 am and 10 pm –ALL DAY!–and again, simply point to your mouth and grab your belly and you’ll be served a short stack (3) of buttermilk pancakes. As part of IHOP’s National Pancake Day celebration, it’s their way of saying thanks to their customers and remind them of a holiday they never knew existed. Of course, it’s probably also a way to get back at Denny’s for their recent free Grand Slam offer [refer to our post earlier this month.]
IHOP also wants to remind you that National Pancake Day is also an opportunity for you to leave a donation for their “Stacks for Good Acts” charity drive. Their goal for this year is to have raised $5 million in their 5-year promotion for the Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities.
It all sounds like a good cause, so while this is a free offer, don’t forget to leave a little change –and don’t forget to tip your server. More details on IHOP’s Free Pancake offer are here. To find the closest IHOP near you, use their convenient locator here.
Finally, here’s a clip from last year’s free pancake promotion at an IHOP in Hyannis, MA: