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IHOP Teams Up With Kentucky Children's Hospital on National Pancake Day

Stack of pancakes with fruit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2018) – On Tuesday, February 27, stop by any IHOP location for free pancakes and support Kentucky Children's Hospital.

On IHOP's 13th annual National Pancake Day, guests are treated to a complimentary short stack of pancakes, and in return are asked to support KCH by making a donation of any size either on their check or in the restaurant.

“At Kentucky Children’s Hospital we truly are a hospital for Kentucky – we have treated patients from 110 of Kentucky’s 112 counties," said Dr. Scottie Day, Physician in Chief at KCH. "We see a very diverse population from western, central, and eastern Kentucky as well as West Virginia and Tennessee. We are committed to improving the lives and health of the kids of the Commonwealth and brightening the future for their families."

The Children's Miracle Network, IHOP's national charity partner, helps to provide care and improve the lives of children at the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide. One-hundred percent of the funds raised locally will benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

Between now and March, guests have several ways to support Kentucky Children's Hospital, including:

  • Visiting any IHOP Restaurant on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 between 7am and 7pm and donating to KCH after enjoying a free stack of IHOP’s world-famous Buttermilk Pancakes.
  • Purchasing a wall icon in increments of $1, $5, $20 or $100 between January 31 and February 27, 2018 to show support. Guests who purchase a $5 wall icon will receive a $5 coupon good for a future purchase of $10 or more
  • Enjoying a meal at any IHOP restaurant between January 31 and March 31, 2018 and making an in-restaurant cash contribution or on-check donation to KCH.

IHOP and its franchisees have raised close to $30 million for youth health, wellness and educational organizations for its charity partners and the communities they serve.

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