Free pancakes are coming back to IHOP for the eighth year in a row this week. On the night of Tuesday, Feb. 5 (AKA National Pancake Day to those in the know), the chain will be distributing free plates of IHOP pancakes to all diners between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
IHOP's free pancake giveaway is designed to lure customers into the chain's 1500-plus locations to get them to donate money to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ("and other unspecified local charities") for the pediatric cancer center's 30th birthday. IHOP hopes that its free pancake-based fundraising will generate a total of at least $3 million for sick kids.
CORRECTION: This post has been revised to reflect the fact that the free pancake offer starts at 7 a.m., not 7 p.m.