IHOP and Children’s Miracle Network team up for National Pancake Day
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Pancakes were served all across the country today, and free of charge.
That’s because Tuesday was National Pancake Day, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., guests of the International House of Pancakes – better known as IHOP – were treated to a short stack of flapjacks without having to pay a penny.
In return, diners were encouraged to give a voluntary donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Nicole Groom, a server with the restaurant at its Warner Robins location, said she’s been serving the free pancakes on this day for four years, “It’s important for the kids because it’s just a time outside of the regular donations where we just all come together and just clearly focus on the kids and their health and just try to get up as much money as we can for them.”
100% of the proceeds from IHOP locations in Macon, Warner Robins, and Milledgeville will benefit the Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health.
“It makes me feel good,” said Groom, when asked how she felt knowing the stacks served today were potentially helping a good cause, “I have a child of my own, so I donate myself as a server here and, I mean, anything for the kids is just lovely.”
Children’s Miracle Network has 170 hospitals across the United States.
IHOP’s goal is to raise at least $3.5 million nationally.