It might be Valentine’s Day, but there’s always room for pancakes later.
February 28 is National Pancake Day at IHOP, and in celebration is offering a free short stack of Buttermilk hotcakes on the big day.
“We are participating all day,” said Oscar Quinteros, manager of the Collier location. The store will be open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In return for the comp meal, the restaurant is asking that guests leave a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the country. The donation is not required.
As part of the national pancakes campaign, flapjack enthusiasts can also register to receive a wake up call on National Pancake Day from NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals co-founders John Schneider and Marie Osmond, singers David Archuleta and Grammy-nominated Jordin Sparks, Twilight star Boo Boo Stewart, Disney XD star Brendan Meyer, and the recently crowned Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler. Wake up calls can be requested at IHOPPancakeDay.com through Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
Hotcake fanatics can also participate in IHOP's "Stacks for Good Acts" national online contest, which will reward one winner with a year's supply of free flapjacks on National Pancake Day.
The “Stacks for Good Acts” contest invites residents to submit a story of 250 words or less about a good deed they or someone they know did in 2011. The author of the winning entry, who will be announced on National Pancake Day, will receive free pancakes for one year – that’s one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes per day for 365 days. Entries can be submitted anytime at IHOPPancakeDay.com between now and 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 24, 2012.
Complete "Stacks for Good Acts" contest rules can be found on the website as well.