Pancakes on the House and for a Good Cause

What does this have to do with the Indiana Chamber or helping you operate your business more successfully? Absolutely nothing.

But it’s pancakes, there are some interesting facts to report — and it’s for a very good cause.

Today is National Pancake Day. For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants across the country (between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.) will offer guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Guests are invited to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Now, the fun flapjack facts:

  • IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
  • All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.
  • Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
  • National Pancake Day 2011 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 53-year history.

Good work, IHOP and all those who contribute to help those in need.