(02/05/13) - It's a holiday worth celebrating. At IHOP restaurants across the country, this is National Pancake Day. Every customer that walks in receives a short stack for free.
"It's a huge day for us here. We'll go through a couple thousand pancakes and raise a couple thousand dollars hopefully," said Joel Cain, IHOP general manager.
As part of Pancake Day, donations are being collected for the Children's Miracle Network. Staff at the Saginaw Township franchise are hoping to score big.
"We're trying to raise $4,000 in our store, and on a national level, we're trying to raise $3.5 million, so it's a huge day and we're working for a great cause," Cain said.
Proceeds from both the Saginaw Township and Mt. Pleasant IHOPs will benefit Hurley Medical Center in Flint.
"We take a lot of pride in the donations that we're pulling in. We went down to Hurley last year to work the phone banks for CMN and we plan on being down there again this weekend," Cain said.
As far as customers are concerned, there's nothing quite like helping out while indulging at the same time.
"Harold here has been looking forward to coming for this day for the free pancakes to be honest with you, but I believe strongly in Hurley. I've had a special needs child myself, so I know the benefits of what these hospitals can do for our kids that need them," said Susan Heckman, customer.
Free pancakes will be available at IHOP restaurants until 10 p.m. Tuesday.
For more on National Pancake Day and CMN, click HERE.
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