The chain is giving away a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to customers from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at participating restaurants, including the San Luis Obispo location.
In return for the free pancakes, SLO County customers are encouraged to make a donation to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program at Cottage Children's Hospital in Santa Barbara. IHOP hopes to raise $3 million this year with the free pancake promotion, according to a news release.
IHOP restaurants gave away 4 million pancakes during last year's pancake day promotion — enough to create a stack nearly 16 miles high, the company said. Since 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million for charities and given away more than 14 million pancakes.