Free pancakes at IHOP today in effort to spur charitable donations

IHOP is flipping free pancakes Tuesday on National Pancake Day.

International House of Pancakes restaurants have been offering free pancakes on one day each year since 2006. Participating IHOP restaurants will serve a free short stack of three buttermilk pancakes to each person Tuesday.

The pancakes must be consumed on-site and IHOP requests leaving a donation to 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 children in the United States and Canada.

IHOP restaurants have raised $13 million to support charities since they began their pancake day promotion in eight years ago.