Students who want to enjoy a free stack of pancakes during mid-term week can head to The International House of Pancakes for National Free Pancake Day on March 1.
Every year customers swarm to IHOP between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. to savor a free short stack of pancakes.
In exchange for this free treat, customers are asked to make a donation for charity.
Since the creation of this event in 2006, IHOP has raised $5.35 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and local charities, while giving away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes, according to the restaurant’s website.
Students are in favor of what IHOP is hoping to accomplish.
“This is a pretty good deal,” Jesse Lawhorn, sophomore music major, said. “People basically get a reduced price on their meal, and in turn, they’re helping out those in need via charity. Who wouldn’t want to do that?”
Cieanna Baptiste, sophomore chemistry major, said, “That’s the best of both worlds… feeding hungry college students that have a low budget and helping out for a greater cause.”
According to IHOP’s website, the company raised more than $2.1 million last year. The chain’s goal for this year is $2.3 million.