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IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day + New Menu Items

Recently I attended an event at IHOP in NYC. There were pankcakes on pancakes on pancakes! 

Fluffy pancakes. Rich coffee. Tasty eggs. No matter what the clock says, breakfastarians know that breakfast makes you happy.
What breakfast foods do you crave the most?

We chatted as a group of breakfast food lovers and fell in love with Double Dipped French Toast. At IHOP every brioche slice is dipped twice to make it soft yet
crispy, then they add craveable toppings like a drizzle of  Peanut Butter Sauce. It’s the perfect anytime meal!

I love the Blackberry & Vanilla Double Dipped French Toast. The plump, juicy blackberries
and rich vanilla sauce is yummy! But I am obsessed with the Double Dipped French Toast Banana, Peanut Butter & Chocolate. Its got a ton of fresh banana slices, chocolate
chips and a drizzle of Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce.

While I was at the event I learned about how IHOP helps to give back during National Pancake Day. Thousands of pancake lovers nationwide walked into their local IHOP restaurants' doors this past March 8 to celebrate the cultural phenomenon known as National Pancake Day®.  From 7AM in the morning and throughout the day until the evening, they enjoyed one free stack of world famous buttermilk pancakes from the brand that created breakfast, anytime of day—and in a show of generosity, broke all existing records for National Pancake Day with donations that totaled $3.9 million for the local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their communities. Thanks to the generosity of its guests and franchisees, IHOP easily exceeded its goal of $3.5 million, and once again was a trending topic on several social media platforms, and garnered significant media attention across the country.

IHOP invited guests to show their appreciation by making a voluntary donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other local charities. The event is unique in that the funds raised at each IHOP location stay within that local community and go towards helping children in guests' own backyard. With this latest total, National Pancake Day has now raised $24 million for charity since its inception in 2006.

The party didn't stop at U.S. borders, though! National Pancake Day has become a widely observed international event, celebrating its 3rd anniversary in Canada and Mexico and also in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. More than 1,600 IHOP restaurants worldwide participated in enjoying pancakes with a purpose.

"Everyone at IHOP is so grateful to our franchisees, team members and guests who helped this year's National Pancake Day celebration raise a record-breaking amount of money for sick children in our communities," said Darren Rebelez, President, International House of Pancakes, LLC. "This has truly become a day when everyone comes together at IHOP to show the true meaning of "community",  We are proud of National Pancake Day and what it represents—and especially what it has accomplished."

To learn more about National Pancake Day, please visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.