“Every pancake we give away has a purpose on National Pancake Day. Through the generosity of our guests and the hard work and commitment of our franchisees and their team members, we will help fund life-saving treatment and care for children in need,” Darren Rebelez, president of International House of Pancakes LLC., said in a press release.
In the past 10 years, IHOP has raised $20 million in donations for local charities, raising $3.5 million in 2015 alone. The restaurant hopes to raise another $3.5 million in 2016.
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Before participating in National Pancake Day, IHOP supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by selling Miracle Balloons in $1 and $5 amounts. Miracle Balloons will again be available for purchase from Feb. 1 to March 8. Customers who purchase a balloon at the $5 amount will receive a $5 discount coupon for use on their next visit to IHOP, according to a press release.
There are two IHOP locations nearby in Michiana — one in Dunlap and another in Mishawaka.