IHOP offering free pancakes today

IHOP restaurant sign is shown in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

February 5, 2013 7:41:53 AM PST
You can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes today at IHOP for National Pancake Day.

The offer is valid from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.. IHOP is encouraging customers to donate to local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. According to IHOP, the pancake Tuesday tradition dates back to old England when folks would use up their eggs, milk and butter just before the start of fasting during lent.