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IHOP Free Pancake Day

Visit an IHOP restaurant on Tuesday, March 12, from 7 am-7 pm
and enjoy a FREE short stack of buttermilk pancakes
and donate to help kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.*

*participating locations may vary. Select restaurants participating from 7 am-10 pm. Visit your local IHOP restaurant for details.

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Meet the IHOP Kid Chef Team


Brody Simoncini is a funny, active seven-year-old with a love of sports, particularly Boston sports teams.

Meet Brody


Nellie Mainor is a sassy, sweet eight-year-old with seven older siblings and a love for singing, particularly with her family.

Meet Nellie


Coleman Giles is a thoughtful and caring 15-year-old who loves skateboarding, playing with his dog and doing anything related to computers.

Meet Coleman

How you can celebrate IHOP Free Pancake Day


Visit a participating IHOP location on Tuesday, March 12th, from 7AM-7PM and enjoy a FREE short stack of pancakes and donate to help kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.



Invite your friends and family to join you and share that you’re supporting your local children’s hospital on social media.



Earn yourself a virtual stack of pancakes.


Why you should help

Second annual Kid Chef Team announced in support of IHOP Free Pancake Day

Partnering with IHOP, CMN Hospitals put out a call to current and former CMN Hospitals patients to dream up their best pancake creation for the chance to join...

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About IHOP

IHOP partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for IHOP Free Pancake Day each year. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 is IHOP Free Pancake Day with the goal of raising $4 million. IHOP has raised more than $22 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals so far.

During this event, nearly 1,300 IHOP locations across the United States and Canada invite guests to enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes — and, in return, give a suggested donation of $5 per stack. All donations made at participating IHOP restaurants support the local children’s hospital.

Beginning January 29 through IHOP Free Pancake Day on March 12, participating IHOP locations will also sell Miracle Balloons for $1 and $5 each to benefit member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All icon proceeds will help provide life-saving care, equipment and therapy programs across North America. Customers who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount off of a $10 purchase that can be used during their next dining visit.

For over 59 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served its world famous pancakes and a wide variety of beloved breakfast, lunch and dinner items. IHOP offers its guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service.

Show You Care

Get a free Miracle Band to represent the more than 10 million kids who enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every year.