Get free pancakes at IHOP’s National Pancake Day

IHOP waiter Daniel Arguelles serving short stacks during National Pancake Day

PARSIPPANY — That’s right. Today is IHOP’s 13th Annual National Pancake Day at Parsippany IHOP, 792 Route 46. Stop in and get a free short stack of pancakes. No purchase necessary.

Get pancakes with a purpose today. As the brand’s signature philanthropic event, IHOP National Pancake Day and all related activities directly benefit charities dedicated to finding cures and eradicating life-threatening diseases that affect children and families, including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Parsippany’s goal is to raise $10,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

IHOP waiter Nicolas Lopez serving short stacks during National Pancake Day

There will be members from Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany available to discuss the donation process.

The dine-in only deal is limited to one short stack per person while supplies last. A short stack of three pancakes usually costs $5.79.

According to the statement, the company has raised close to $30 million for youth health, wellness and educational organizations since the first National Pancake Day in 2006. The money raised stays local and benefits thousands of children’s hospitals across the country.

This year, IHOP’s goal is to raise $5 million for children’s hospitals and medical research during its 60 Days of Giving campaign, which runs through March 31.

“For 60 years, IHOP and our franchisees have made it our mission to support the communities we serve,” Rebelez said in the release. “IHOP National Pancake Day is our declaration to pancake lovers everywhere that we are committed to giving back in meaningful ways.”

As part of the 60 day campaign, customers can make a cash contribution at restaurants or add a donation to charity partners on their tab through the end of March.

To help meet the fundraising goal, publicly pledge your support by purchasing a “wall icon” in increments of $1, $5, $20 or $100 through Tuesday. If you buy a $5 icon, you’ll get a coupon for $5 off a $10 or more purchase to use at participating restaurants, the release notes.

IHOP’s goal is to raised $10,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

“We’re thrilled to have Kiwanis International, an exceptional service organization, back as our official volunteer partner and appreciate all that their Club Members do to support our charity partners and IHOP National Pancake Day,” said Stephanie Peterson, Executive Director, Communications at IHOP.

Donations are requested for 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 and .