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Pancakes with Purpose
March 7 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
PANCAKES WITH PURPOSE: GUESTS RECEIVE A FREE SHORT STACK OF PANCAKES AT IHOP® RESTAURANTS – MARCH 7
National Pancake Day® Fundraiser Aims to Raise $3.5 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Nationwide
WHAT: In partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, IHOP® Restaurants is celebrating its 12th annual National Pancake Day® to raise $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals programs in the communities they serve.
WHY: On National Pancake Day, guests who visit participating restaurants will receive a free short stack of IHOP’s world-famous Buttermilk pancakes, and in return are asked to leave a voluntary donation to benefit the CMN Hospital in their community. To find a local IHOP restaurant or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.c om.
WHEN: TUESDAY, March 7, 2017, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., with some locations extending the celebration until 10 p.m.
WHERE: Participating IHOP restaurants in the Portland, OR area.
Feel free to stop by the IHOP restaurants located at 4931 SE 82nd Avenue; 9840 NE Cascades Parkway in Portland to interview an IHOP spokesperson and/or for live shots on Tuesday, March 7. National Pancake Day B-roll footage featuring Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields flipping pancakes can also be downloaded easily here. PSA footage and audio can be downloaded here.
National Pancake Day Fun Facts:
- IHOP Restaurants expect to serve more than 5 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day this year – which when stacked, would be nearly 19 miles high!
- In 2016, IHOP raised close to $4 million for leading children’s charities.
- Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP Restaurants has raised $24 million to support charities in the local communities in which they operate.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC
For 58 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. Today, there are more than 1,700 IHOP restaurants worldwide, including locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, The Philippines, and Panama. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) and its affiliates.