NEW YORK — Dig in: It’s national pancake day.
So says IHOP, which should know, considering it is the International House of Pancakes.
It’s a made up occasion, of course, but before you flip out, know that IHOP says March 3 is the tenth annual national pancake day.
To celebrate, IHOP is offering customers a free short stack — three pancakes, for the uninitiated — of its buttermilk variety.
Diners will be asked to leave a donation for a charity like Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and IHOP said that over the years, it has collected $16 million for charities.
If the occasion has creped up on you, IHOP says customers can come in between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and ask for the offer. It is available at most locations.
If you don’t make room for a plate, approach social media at your own risk: #NationalPancakeDay was already trending on Tuesday morning.
Like other made up celebrations, there’s little rhyme or reason behind why March 3 was selected. Others, for example, celebrate national pancake day on September 26, part of the equally arbitrary national breakfast month.
But that doesn’t make the moment any less delicious.
By Gregory Wallace
For more information visit ihop.com.